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Free Status Affidavits Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Free Status Affidavits Collection, 1817-1857Save to your list.

ID: SC/FSA

Primary Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet

Subjects: African Americans - Maryland - Frederick County, Slavery - Maryland - Frederick County, Slaves - Emancipation

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection consists of five affidavits sworn to before the Justice of the Peace in Frederick County, Maryland between 1817 and 1857. The affidavits affirm that five African-Americans were persons who were either free born, claiming deeds of manumission, or held certificates of freedom.

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The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Free Status Affidavits Collection consists of five affidavits sworn to before the Justice of the Peace in Frederick County, Maryland between 1817 and 1857. The affidavits affirm that five African-Americans were persons who were either free born, claiming deeds of manumission, or held certificates of freedom.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Maryland - Frederick County
Slavery - Maryland - Frederick County
Slaves - Emancipation

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Slavery and the Law project. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials: Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.


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Item 1: Affidavit Confirming that Nelly Scott and her Children, Robert, Samuel, and John, Were Freeborn, October 1822Save to your list.
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Item 2: Affidavit Confirming that Negro Bell, also Known as Airey, is the Same Person Freed by Joseph Hayes, 1857 March 16Save to your list.
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Item 3: Affidavit Confirming that Eliza Mason is a Free Woman, 1828 September 20Save to your list.
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Item 4: Affidavit Confirming that Isaac Holloway was Manumitted by Peter Benedum, 1817 April 25Save to your list.
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Item 5: Affidavit Confirming that Henry Loyd was Born Free, 1830 September 23Save to your list.
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