Know all men by these present, that whereas
I J. B. Gillman, a Citizen of the County of Greene
and State of [Tennessee], being the owner of a negro
Stave called Thomas, of dark complection. Which
by the constitution and laws of the state of [Tennessee]
said negro, Thomas is a Stave for life to the said
J B Gillman his heir or apiyi [assignee]; Now for and
in consideration of the sum of One Thousan
Dollars to me the said J B Gillman in hand
paid by the said Slave Thomas, I have this day
contracted with said Thomas, Slave as afore said
for the said sum of One Thousan Dollars to [said]
in hand paid as aforesaid, by the said Slave
Thomas as aforesaid, liberated and released
the said Stave from further Servitude or
bondage, in testimory whereof I have here unto
Set my hand and Seal at Shaws Flats in
the County of Tuolumne and State of California
this 17th day of August 1852.
J. B. Gilman

Signed Sealed and
delivered in presences of
C K Gillespie
Jacob P. Stuart

State of California
Tuolumne County if on this 27th day of June
AD 1853 before me Recorder in and for said county
personally appeared J B Gillman to one Known
to be the person described in and who executed
the foregoing instrument who acknowledged to
me that he executed the Same freely and Volu
ntarily for other uses and purposes therein mentioned.
In tistimony whereof I have here unto Set
my hand and Seal of ofice the day and year
first above in this certificate written.
David Adams

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