John Ryan, "being far advanced in life," is desirous to emancipate his "aged and faithful female Slave of good Character of the name of Sophia." Ryan reports that Sophia, "the mother of Eleven children nine of whom are at this time field Hands," has performed "faithful Servises" and that he wishes "to provide a Comfortable maintainance for her during the remainder of her life." He further promises to "act as Guardian during his life and will at His Death leave in the hands of his Executors or Some other Trustee a Sufficiency for her Support During her Life."
Result: Referred to committee.
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Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina