Guide to the Free Status Affidavits Collection

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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.

Related Material

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Preferred Citation:

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Documents

Box 1, Item 1

Affidavit Confirming that Nelly Scott and her Children, Robert, Samuel, and John, Were Freeborn, October 1822

Box 1, Item 2

Affidavit Confirming that Negro Bell, also Known as Airey, is the Same Person Freed by Joseph Hayes, 1857 March 16

Box 1, Item 3

Affidavit Confirming that Eliza Mason is a Free Woman, 1828 September 20

Box 1, Item 4

Affidavit Confirming that Isaac Holloway was Manumitted by Peter Benedum, 1817 April 25

Box 1, Item 5

Affidavit Confirming that Henry Loyd was Born Free, 1830 September 23