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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Free Status Affidavits Collection
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.FSA
    Extent: 0.20 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1817-1857
    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.
    Language of Material: English

    Historical Note:

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

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Electronic Format:

    Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Slavery and the Law   project.

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    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

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