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22*8 Chap. XXXIII. An $i ft) 'wtvefh. - ' lefeafibU right of inheritance" hi Charles, Alley aid Pm !"nce Oj$jf>, \h rihing ujttralci?!' en Oj J i n *j£g*, oj the county o/Pulq.iuta»k, cffuch property as w»j bequ.-a.'htd to tje.ua :,t tk .1 cktehf* ed brother Jell'e ' "ggs. WHEREAS it baih been made appear 10 thi? Gciera'i AfTembly, that j'.v;^ #£g\r late of ilie county of Pa,'quotanh% hath departed this life, leav.ng behind him iv.ir nataral children, Charles, Alley, Prudence and J<f/e, toy his negro Have Heller, to whom ;ie bequeathed all hia real and perfonal eflate by virtue of a certain laft will and tefta. ment : and wh.i rcas hy the policy of the !aiv, ihe f»id children being haftarda,, are debarred from the rights of inher-itance, and being recommended to this General Aileinbiy as perfons of good fams : and whereas Jiff' one of the children is dead. i. Be it enabled by the General Affembly ofthe [late or" North-Carolina, aid it is hereby ennfied by the authority of Ihefame, that the above mentioned Cfivles, Ally and Prudence Oggs, ai :: hereby itr/cfted in an indefeaithle right of inheritance of all and fmgular the lands and tenements, good? srrd chare'; which \v-j heqae»fi)e'd td i.kvh by then-father John Oggs, in virtue of his laft will and teltament j and that they hold and fake the (Md property to them and their heirs and afli.j-ns forever, agreeably to the direction; of the laid will, and the intentions, of the laid Joha Oggs therein exprefled. And whereas the within mentioned Hefter, and her children Charles, Alley an 1 Prudence Oggs, are recommended <o this General AfTembly by feveral very relpectable inhabitants of the Counties of tSamb'd >: and Pxijquoiank, as wor-thy of being manumitted and let free agreeable to the intention of their laihcr John Oggs • II. Beit therefore enaclsd, that the laid negro woman He/hr, and her children C arles, Alley and Prudence Oggs\ ere hereby manumitted and Jet free to all intents andpurpofes, and topoffefs all the rights and privileges as if they Iiad been born free. Chap. XXXV. An abl to emancipate certa'n negroes therein mentioned. WHEREAS it haih been reprefented to this General AfTembly, that Robert Sna-eu, in his life time, did receive a valuable confederation for the further lervices of a certain neg^o woma.i named Ameli.i, and has certified the fame and declared her to bs free : and by pititioaof Thdtriis Lovick, it appears to be his defire that a certain negro woman by the name of Betty, belonging to him, mould be let free ; alio a petition of Manlieur Ghaponst, defiring nto have fet free a muIaLo (lave belonging to him, by the name of Lucy, of ihree and half years old : and whereas it ap-pears by the pstition ot Ephrj'nn Knight, of Halifax county, that he is defirous to emancipate two young tmilato men called Richard and Alexinder, the property of laid Epbra'wi : and it hath alfo been reprefented to this AfTembly by John Alderfon, of Hyde county that it U his delire to let free a nuil.tto boy belonging to him, called Sam : and where-as it hath been made appear to this AfTembly by the petition of Thomas Newman, of Fayetteville, that he hath a mu« lato boy belonging to him, which he is deGrous to emancipate, and known by the name of Thorn is : I. Be it enacted by tbe General Affembly of the State of North Carolina, and it it hereby- enabled by the authority of the fame, that the laid negro women called Amelia and Bettyx and tne mulato gad Lucy and the 1'a'd inulato men Rich-ard and Alexander, and the faid mulatoboy called Sam, and the negro boy named Thorn is Clinch, fha'l he, and each of them are hereby emancipated and declared free ; and the laid Richard ztiA Mexmier Hull take and ul'e the furname of Day, and the mulato boy Sam (hall be known and called by thj nann cf Sjm iel Johnfon ; and the faid Haves fo liberated, and each of ihem, are hereby declared to be able and cipible in lav to polfefs an 1 enjoy ever/ right, pri-vileoe and immunity, in as full and ample manner as they could or might h ive done if they had been born free. Chap. XXXVil. An acl toveft in Jeremiah and Robert Field a,i indefeafible right to fitch property, as was granted U. them by theirfather William field, intheya<- on; tfaufhnd fev:n hunfredandfevent-y-jix. WHEREAS it has been made appearto thi» General AfTembly t!i3t IVilliam Ficldand Lvdiu his wife, in the year one thouland feven hundred and leventy-fix, made adeed of gift unto their children Jeremiah and Robert Field of a certain tract of land, lying in Rowan and Swry counties, containing fix hundred and forty acres, to wit, Orte tract of land on Abbot's creek, beginning at a hickory ftanding on the line of a furvey late the proper-)' of l'/illi am Buje, .nwd running north along his line in A\ one hundred and tw« chains to-a ft ike in the line of another furvey of the laid Bufe, then weft along faid line, crpTing faid creek and a fork of the fame, lkty t»vo and three- fourth chains to a black-oak and white-oak faplins, then fouth one hundred and two chains to a black-oak (aplin, then eaft ctofiing laid creek fixty-l wo and three-fourth chains to the beginning, containing fix hundred and forty acres : and whereat liie faid property was held as confifcated to the (tate by the commiffioriers of contifcited- property for the diftritt of Sahfbt.ry ; yet as the fame was conveyed previous to any confifcation law of Jthis ftato, bona fide, by the faid l'/iUia>n Yield and Lydia his wife, to their children Jeremiah and Robert, I. Bs it enuiled, bv the General Affembiy of the State of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enabled by the authority of the fame, that the (vA Jeremiah and Robert Field are hereby inverted widi an indefeafibie title and intereft in the proper-ty above Uelcribed., to thsm, their heirs and ailigns forever ; any h,v heretofore to. the contrary iiotwithftanding.
Chap. XXXIII. An $i ft) 'wtvefh. - ' lefeafibU right of inheritance" hi Charles, Alley aid Pm !"nce Oj$jf>, \h rihing
ujttralci?!' en Oj J i n *j£g*, oj the county o/Pulq.iuta»k, cffuch property as w»j bequ.-a.'htd to tje.ua :,t tk .1 cktehf*
ed brother Jell'e ' "ggs.
WHEREAS it baih been made appear 10 thi? Gciera'i AfTembly, that j'.v;^ #£g\r late of ilie county of Pa,'quotanh%
hath departed this life, leav.ng behind him iv.ir nataral children, Charles, Alley, Prudence and J