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Guide to New York City-Indentures
1718-1727, 1792-1915
  MS 1988

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

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Series III: Free Papers (1803-1814)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains documents relating to the freedom of former slaves. The documents of manumission are the documents granting both male and female slaves freedom. They include the former slave's name and age, and the signature of their former master with the signature of mayor DeWitt Clinton. The Certificates of Freedom are documents that verify a particular person is a free man or woman. They include the name and age of the person in question and the testimony and signature of a free person who can confirm that the person in question is free.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Documents of Manumission
1803-1812
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Certificates of Freedom
1811
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Certificates of Freedom
1812
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Certificates of Freedom
1813-1814

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