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This indenture made this thirteenth of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six between Thomas Maynard of Frederick County of the one part and Jnͦ Stpⁿ Hall of the other part, Witneseth that the said Thomas Maynard for and in Consideration of the sum of Thirty Pounds Current Mony of Maryland to him in hand paid the Receipt whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth Release acquit and discharge the said Jnͦ Stpⁿ Hall his Excutors and Administrators, by these presents, hath given granted bargaind, sold and deliverd and by these presents doth give grant, bargain sell and deliver unto the said Jnͦ Stpⁿ Hale his heirs and Assigns one negro girl named Nancy About three years old to have and to hold the said negro girl Nancy to him the said Jnͦ Stpⁿ Hale his Executors Administrators and Assigns to his and their proper use and behoff --- In Witness whereof [[strikethrough]] thes [[/strikethrough]] the said Thomas Maynard hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal this day and year first above written --- [[signature of Thos Maynard with a circular mark labeled "seal"]] Sign'd seald & deliverd in presents of --- [[Belt?]] Brashear On the day and year above written came the above named Thomas Maynard before me a Justice for Fredᵏ County and acknowledged the above Instrument of writing to be his act and deed, and the said negro girl Nancy to therein mentiond to be the Right and property, of the above named Jnͦ Stpⁿ Hall his heirs and Assigns Acknowledged before [[Belt?]] Brashear [[pencil annotation in bottom left corner]] acc. 943 [[/pencil annotation]]
Census records from 1800 show a Belt Brashear living in Frederick County, Maryland. I could not locate names "Boll" or "Bolt" Brashear. There was also a slave owner named John Stephens Hale of Frederick County at the same time.
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