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Virginia Slave Law: 1782 Act to Authorize the Manumission of Slaves.
This law (scroll to page 39) allowed the emancipation of slaves by an owner either at death through a will or while an owner was alive via a deed of manumission. Many slaves were freed by their owners as the result of this law. Legal adults of sound mind and body did not need support from…Read More