What happened to Geo. Washington's slaves after freedom?

George Washington’s will freed his slaves; Martha Washington actually freed them (though other slaves at Mt Vernon weren’t freed). What happened to them after? What kind of options were available to them?

This brings back memories of childhood reading of the juvenile biographical novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. The post-slavery career trajectory it describes is not unusual for “freedmen” who were skilled workers: i.e., work for wages, save up money, possibly start your own business.

Anyway, sez here that Washington specified post-manumission assistance for at least some of his slaves:

More dox on “free blacks” and ex-slaves:

From some of the “freedom papers” at that site: