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The Thomas Jefferson Papers:
Jefferson and Hemings Sources

Deed of Manumission to James Hemings

"This identure made at Monticello in the county of Albemarle, commonwealth of Virginia on the fifth day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety six witnesseth that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello aforesaid do emancipate manumit and make free James Hemings, son of Betty Hemings..."

 




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