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Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..."

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Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..."
Collection

Miscellaneous American Letters and Papers

Slavery and Abolition

Manumission documents

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1807-05-12
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Topics
Enslaved people
Freedmen -- United States
Slaves -- Emancipation
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a3562ce0-c6cf-012f-1e33-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1807: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..." " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1807. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-c949-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..." " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-c949-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1807). Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..." Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-c949-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..."