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county, a colored woman named Ann or Anna, and her
child named Fanny, being his wife and child, as appears by
the bill of sale, recorded in one of the lecord books of said
county, in Liber J I No S fo 10 three hundred and ninety
nine and four hundred, and whereas, the said David Barnelt
also purchased from John Tilghman, of Queen Ann's county,
a boy named Benjamin, being his son, as appears by a bill
of sale recorded in the record books of Talbot county , in
Liber T L No S folio sixty six And whereas, the said
David Barnett died in the month of October last, without
manumitting his wife and childien aforesard, as it was his
intention to do,— Therefore,

CHAP 246.

Section I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Ma-
ryland, That the aforesaid Anna Barnett, Benjamin Barnett,
and Fanny Barnett, be, and they are hereby declared, free,

Declared free and


capable of purchasing and holding property, real and per
sonal, and made heirs of each other, as if they had been
manumitted by David Barnett aforesaid, their husband and
father, during his life time, and the aforesaid Anna Barnett,
Benjamin Barnett, and Fanny Barnett, are declared heirs
of David Barnett aforesaid


Sec. 2 And be it enacted, That the Clerk of Talbot
county be, and he is hereby authorised and required, to
deliver to Anna Barnett, Benjamin Banett, and Fanny Bar
nett, certificates of their freedom, on their demanding the
flame, and paying the fees allowed by law


An act for the relief of Anne and William Bowen

Passed Mar 17 1835

WHEREAS, it is represented to the General Assembly, by
the petition of John Stouffer and others that Samuel Cork,
late of Frederick county, deceased, by deed of manumis
sion, executed the twenty second day of March, eighteen
hundred and twenty five, liberated from slavery his negro
woman named Milly, and her children Aon and William
Bowen, and that the said children were of an age too young
to be liberated by the existing laws of this State, and that,
in consequence thereof, the deed of manumission was de-
fective, and it is appre ended that they may lose the rights
confirmed by the said deed of manumission, And whereas
it is represented by the said petitioners that the mother of


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