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Washington County Emancipation and Appearance Bonds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0152
Abstract

This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.

Dates: 1786 May 7-1804 November 8

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