Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863.

National Archives Microfilm Publication M433, Roll 3
“Manumission Papers, 1857-1863.”

Deed of Manumission, Amelia Brown


To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Gregory Ennis of the City of Washington in the District of Columbia, for divers good causes and considerations, me thereunto moving, have released from slavery, liberated, manumitted and set free, and do, by these presents release from slavery, liberate, manumit and set free my negro woman named Amelia Brown being of the age of thirty-five years and able to work and gain a sufficient livelihood and maintenance, and her the said negro woman I do declare to be henceforth free, manumitted and discharged from all manner of service or servitude to me, my executors or administrators forever.

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of August in the year 1857.
Gregory Ennis

John F. Ennis
Jno. C. Hamilton

District of Columbia
Washington County Pct.

I, Joseph Pick, a Justice of the Peace in and for the District and County aforesaid, do hereby certify that Gregory Ennis, party to an instrument of writing dated the 3rd day of August 1857 and hereto annexed, personally appeared before me in my County aforesaid, the said Gregory being personally well known to me, as the person who executed the said instrument of writing and acknowledged the same to be his act & deed. Taken & certified before me this 3rd day of August 1857.

Jos. Pick, J. P.