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Object Name Document, Legal
Catalog Number REL-55
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date December 29, 1862
Scope & Content Legal document: "Robert E. Lee as Executor of George W. P. Custis' Estate -- Manumission, December 29, 1862"

Physical Appearance: The legal document is the original, signed by Lee, dated December 29, 1862. Lee, as executor of his father-in-law, George W. P. Custis' estate, emancipates the slaves at Arlington.
Creator Lee, Robert E.
People Lee, Robert E.
Custis, George Washington Parke
Search Terms manumission
Arlington House
Subjects African Americans
Emancipation
Estates
Executors & administrators
Legal Documents
slavery
slaves
Wills