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Permission for Ned & Family

I do hereby Certify that the Bearer Ned a Free Negro, with his Wife and Family have Served in the Employ of Coll. METLAND in getting him Publick Horses for the Space of Eight Months, And do Forwarn all persons not to trouble or Molest said Ned, Wife or Family, as they are Free Negroes and friends to His Majesty. Given at Savannah Novr. 19 1779--

Coll. METLAND [sic]

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Permission is hereby Given to Ned a free Black man & his wife Jemimah, with three Children Castle, Ned, & Dublin to go from hence to York, Halifax or elsewhere at their Option.

Commissr. of Claims

Charlestown So. Carolina
   14 October 1782

   All Concerned

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 1, Volume 170, page 336.

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Moving on: Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World
by John W. Pulis