Be it known that I Rebecca
Hite of Jefferson County and State of Kentucky, have and by
these presents do Emancipate and set free a negro man named
Burk, heretofore my slave, hereby giving up, from this day
forward all power or authority that I heretofore have had over
the said negroe an my Slave In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and Seal this 2nd day of February 1796.
Rebecca Hite [Seal]
Then at a court held for
Jefferson County March 6th 1796 this instrument in writing
purporting to be a Deed of Emancipation was proved by the Oaths
of Richard Edward & William Kenney and ordered to be recorded.
Testee Stepn Ornsby