[marginal note] Von Groning to Eman. Lucy Brooks &c. 1862 Nov. 7. origl. deed. Lucy Brooks paid.
Know all men by these presents, that I, Daniel Von Groning, of the leity of Richmond, for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars, and in compliance with my promise and agreement to that effect, have emancipated and do hereby emancipate, manumit and set free the following servants
— page 2 —namely, Lucy Brooks and her three children Robert, Alberta and Lucy and the increase in future of the females. And I do hereby declare the said servants and the future increase of the females forever manumitted and free.
Witness my hand and seal this 21st day of October 1862.
Daniel Von Groning [hand-drawn seal]