Statement certifying James Seymour's status as a freed slave

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Titles Statement certifying James Seymour's status as a freed slave
Description In a letter dated March 27, 1855 and signed by Justice of the Peace John Smith, Alex[ander] Y. P. Garnett certifies that James Seymour, "a colored boy aged sixteen," is a resident of Washington, D.C. and a free man. The letter mentions that both of James Seymour's parents "are also free persons." Seymour likely carried it with him when he traveled in order to avoid being detained.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: text
Creation Sent from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Subjects Accomac, Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Slavery--United States.
Dates Creation: Exactly 03/27/1855
Notes Forms part of Franklin Steele papers, 1839-1888.

Holding Type Manuscripts - Component - Item
Identifiers 990017336710104294 (Alma System Number)
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