Deed of Emancipation of James O. Swinney's Slaves

Title: Deed of Emancipation of James O. Swinney's Slaves
Creator: James O. Swinney
Description: In this document, James O. Swinney announces that he will emancipate his slaves on January 1, 1864, "in view of the present condition of the institution of slavery." He adds that if he dies before that date, his brother-in-law, William Morrison, will be appointed as his trustee. This document was signed by Swinney and two witnesses, W.H. Savage and James C. Savage, in Howard County, Missouri, on September 4, 1863.
Date original: September 4, 1863
Document Type: legal_document
Publication Statement: Scarritt-Royster-Swinney Family Papers (K0632): f.3
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