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Signed by:
Charles Derickson, 1823 - 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Matilda Derickson, 1819 - 1910  Search this
Cassandra Derickson, born 1848  Search this
James M. Kenny, American, born 1810  Search this
ink on paper
H X W: 12 3/8 × 7 5/8 in. (31.4 × 19.4 cm)
H x W (Folded with note visible): 6 3/16 × 7 5/8 in. (15.7 × 19.4 cm)
free papers
Place used:
Nicholas County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Handwritten manumission paper written in cursive in black in on white paper. The paper reads [I Charles Derickson of Nicholas County & State of Kentucky do herby emancipate & set free a Negro Woman Slave Matilda aged about 30 years & her child Cassandra aged about 7 months the Same purchased by one of James M. Kenny the 2nd day of January 1849. / Given under my hand and seal this 19th day of March 1849 / Charles his [mark made] mark Derickson / Attest F. Munger]. The back of the paper reads: [C. Derickson / -Emancipation deed / March 7. 1849.].
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture