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Whereas my Mother Mrs. Ruth Baker late of the
Borough of Norfolk, and during her life gave with my
sister Hannah Baker a certain Mulatto girl named
Amy, & whereas my said Mother departed this life in
the year eighteen hundred & eighteen without having made any will,
& whereas in consequence of her dying intestate it may by
some be supposed that I have an interest in said girl
Amy, I have determined to make the declaration that I
never did claim any right to her, at any time, or to any
woman of hers, because my Mother during her life
in like manner gave me a Negro girl of equal
value with the one (Amy) given to my Sister, but to remove
all doubt as to my interest in said Negro Amy
& her children. & know all men by these presents that I Jerman
Baker Jr. of the City of Richmond, for & in consideration of the
sum of one dollar in hand paid by my said Sister the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged - to you, grant, bargain, sell,
& convey with my said Sister all right, title & interest of any
kind, which by any possibility I have to said Negro Amy
& to her prese
Witness my hand and
seal this [blank] day of August 1824.
Jerman Baker Jr. {seal}

The word "all" in the fourteenth
line from the top, interlined
before signing.
Test
A Whitaker
D Darrington

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