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Transcription: Manumission Document, Children's Ages, June 3,  1828


The ages of the following children record [sic] in Belvidere
June 3, 1828

The ages of the children of Ruff Johnson and Ann his wife
          slaves to Hannah Thomson of Warren county New Jersey
George Johnson was born the fourteenth day of November
          eighteen hundred and nineteen he will be free 14 November 1844
Mary Johnson was born the twentieth day of January eighteen hundred
          and twenty one she will be free 20 January 1842
David Johnson was born the twenty fourth day of March eighteen
          hundred & twenty three he will be free 24th March 1848
Matilda Johnson was born the twenty third day June eighteen
          hundred & twenty five she will be free 23rd June 1846

By the laws of New Jersey the children born of slaves the males
          are free at the age of twenty five and the females at the
          age of twenty one years.

Ruff Johnson & Ann his wife was manumitted by Hannah Thomson
          the 19th May 1828 which is recorded at Belvidere in Warren

                                                              County New Jersey in Book 1
                                                                                                           page 10



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