William Bell, an executor of the late Richard Sayrs, declares that his testator's will "directed that a Molattoe boy of the name of George, then under age should be emancipated & set free." Bell reports that the said George "has lived in the family of your petitioner for a number of years & has been taught to read & Wright & has also learned the Black Smith trade." Attesting that George is "of good Moral Charactor and honoust principles," the petitioner prays "your Honourable body to pass a Law to emancipate the Said boy George by the name of George Sayrs."
Result: House, senate: read, referred.
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Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina