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Guide to the Free Status Affidavits Collection, 1817-1857
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Free Status Affidavits Collection
    Dates: 1817-1857
    Identification: SC/FSA
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 0.20 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections
    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.

    Historical Note:

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

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records

    Topical Term:

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

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Freed Status Affidavits Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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    Scope and Contents

    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.