Jane M. Cray, a mulatto woman v. William R. Hopkins, et al.
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to wit:

â Whereas Jane M CrayJane M Cray , did on the fifteenth day
of April One Thousand Eight Hundrred & thirty seven
pay me the sum of Six Hundred Dollars being
the price of herself and whereas I did obligate
myself to manumit her, by an instrument of
the same date; I do hereby authorize and
permit her, the said Jane M CrayJane M Cray to go
and reside in any County in the StateIllinois
ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois there to do and act for
herself Witness my hand this first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight

W. H. HopkinsH Hopkins