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Molder made by I. Iones

Created by:
I. Iones  Search this
Medium:
wood with iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 7/8 × 9 1/2 × 1 3/8 in. (15 × 24.2 × 3.5 cm)
Type:
planes (tools)
Date:
1800-1810
Topic:
African American  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Thomas Frazier in memory of Richard DeAvila
Object number:
A2022.99.1.3
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Collection title:
Richard DeAvila / Cesar Chelor Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a988e913-cef9-4ff4-9c4f-3055d3e3f623
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Molder made by I. Iones

Created by:
I. Iones  Search this
Medium:
wood with iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 × 9 7/16 × 1 7/16 in. (15.2 × 24 × 3.6 cm)
Type:
planes (tools)
Date:
1800-1810
Topic:
African American  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Thomas Frazier in memory of Richard DeAvila
Object number:
A2022.99.1.4
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Collection title:
Richard DeAvila / Cesar Chelor Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd531b52c6e-1094-400e-9c2f-031f2da25f1c
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Molder made by I. Iones

Created by:
I. Iones  Search this
Medium:
wood with iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 7/16 × 6 × 13/16 in. (13.8 × 15.2 × 2.1 cm)
Type:
planes (tools)
Date:
1780-1790
Topic:
African American  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Thomas Frazier in memory of Richard DeAvila
Object number:
A2022.99.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
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Collection title:
Richard DeAvila / Cesar Chelor Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5640b65b8-7130-4f5f-a0d4-c38b3faeac2f
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Historical Records related to the Jones-Hall-Sims House

Creator:
McDaniel, George W.  Search this
Extent:
.41 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Poolesville (Md.)
Date:
1978-1979
Summary:
The Jones-Hall-Sims House also known as "Freedom House" is featured prominently in the NMAAHC Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation exhibition. This collection reflects the research completed by historian Dr. George McDaniel documenting the history of the Jones-Hall-Sims House and the surrounding communties of Jonesville, Maryland.
Scope and Contents:
The Historical Records related to the Jones-Hall-Sims House consists of primary documentation collected and created by historian Dr. George McDaniel. Dr. McDaniel created these materials in an effort to document African American communities in western Montgomery County, Maryland. The collection consists of photographic materials and oral history transcripts created and preserved of the families and community members that occupied the historic home and the surrounding Jonesville community. The bulk of the materials were created and collected during 1978-1979.
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged as close to Dr. McDaniel's original organization as possible. This collection is arranged in two series: Photography and Oral History Transcripts and described as such. Arrangement are explained at the series level.
Biographical / Historical:
The Jones-Hall-Sims House, also referred to as the "Freedom House," is featured prominently within the permanent exhibition, Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). NMAAHC acquired the House in 2009. After disassembling the house at its original site in Maryland, it was reconstructed in the museum and became a focal aspect of the main History gallery. The House was named for three of the families that owned and occupied it for several generations starting in 1874. The home was originally located in Jonesville, Maryland, near what is now classified as Poolesville, Maryland. The Jones-Hall-Sims House was located at 6 Jonesville Terrace.

The city of Jonesville was named after brothers Richard (1810-1880) and Erasmus (1823-1880) Jones. Jonesville was one of the earliest free African American communities in Montgomery County, Maryland. Most of the inhabitants of Jonesville were descendants of the town's founders. With ratification of 13th amendment effectively banning the practice of American slavery, many former plantation owners were forced to sell their land to the formerly enslaved people who wanted to create and sustain their own communities. Research indicates that Richard and Erasmus were likely enslaved by the Bruner family on their Aix la Chapelle plantation. It is believed that the Bruner family enslaved up to 5,400 African American men, women, and children before the Civil War. This included Henrietta Jones, (1778-1870) that research suggests was the mother of Richard and Erasmus. In 1874, Richard Jones purchased 9 acres of land on the former Aix la Chapelle plantation from the Bruner family for $135.00. The sale was not formalized until the death of the landowner and head of the Bruner family, Joseph in 1874.

It is believed that the Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in approximately 1875. Research suggests that Richard Jones likely built the home with the help of his sons and neighbors. The original house was a wooden structure with two stories, three bays, and a side gabled roof covered in tin. Although Richard owned the house, it is unclear if he ever lived there. He transferred ownership of the house and land to his sons, John Henry (1853-1920) and Dennis (b. 1855) in 1876. John Henry and his wife Maria Jones are the first recorded occupants of the Jones-Hall-Sims House. Maria was the daughter of John Peters (b. 1825) a free-born blacksmith and an unidentified enslaved woman. John Peters also hailed from a longtime Jonesville family. Marrying John Henry in 1878, Maria was the first of her family who lived with her husband and children in the same home. In 1896, John Henry Jones sold the land the Jones-Hall-Sims House was located on to his brother Frank Jones and a friend, Levin Hall. The house was on Hall's property; therefore, the ownership was transferred to him.

In 1915, Elmer Jones, Richard's grandson, built a house nearby Jones-Hall-Sims House and made a home with his wife, Elnora Hall, Levin Hall's daughter. Elmer, a carpenter, known during that time as a "house wright," was responsible for rebuilding Elijah Methodist Church after it was damaged in a fire. Elmer's grandfather Richard was responsible for building the church, an integral part of the Jonesville community. After Elnora's death, Elmer married Hannah Jones; she would subsequently remain in that home until after Elmer's death in 1969.

In 1946, Annie E. Hall, Elnora's sister and Levin's daughter, transferred the land surrounding the Jones-Hall-Sims House to her daughter, Marion Hall. Marion married John Sims and they raised their son, Paul, in the historic home. In 1964, returning home from his service in Air Force, Paul married Barbara (b. 1944) and returned home where they lived with his father, John. In 1989, John passed away and transferred the property to his son. Like his father, Paul raised his children and grandchildren in the home. The families in the home were always self-sufficient, hunting and farming for their food, growing orchards and gardens, and making their own wine. Featured frequently in the collection are images of hog butchering, a main source of income throughout the home's history. Hog butchering was a joyous occasion, celebrated with food and drink by the whole community.

From 1978-9, Dr. George McDaniel conducted a historical survey of African American communities in upper western Montgomery County, Maryland. McDaniel worked with the preservation organization, Sugarloaf Regional Trails and the Maryland Historical Trust to conduct the survey. The purpose was to document important African American historical communities and homes in the area as they were rapidly disappearing. The survey was also used to obtain historical designation from the Maryland Historical Trust for the home in applications date for 1979 and 1985. Unfortunately, the house did not successfully receive the designation. At the time of the survey, McDaniel was a Ph.D. student at Duke University studying traditional African American home and customs. The study included research on the homes, churches, and schools through artifacts, photographs, and oral histories. At the time of the survey, Paul Sims owned and lived in the home. From his findings, McDaniel published Black Historical Resources in Upper Western Montgomery County and A Living Black Heritage focused on 11 African American communities including Jonesville and Sugarland.

In 2000, the family lost ownership of the home and it was purchased by Maryland resident, Brad Rhoderick with the intent to demolish the property to build a new home for his family. The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission was not able to designate the Jones-Hall-Sims House for historical preservation because of the many changes done by later generations who lived in the home, so they turned to NMAAHC for help. They worked together to acquire the house as quickly as possible to ensure the rich history presented by the home was preserved.

Historical Timeline

1778 -- Henrietta Jones was born. Research suggests she was the mother of Richard and Erasmus Jones.

1810 ca. -- Richard Jones was born.

1820 ca. -- Richard Jones married Evelyn

1825 -- John Peters was born.

1850 -- Levin Hall was born. Frank Jones is born to Richard and Evelyn Jones (b. 1820).

1853 -- John Henry Jones was born to Richard and Evelyn Jones.

1855 -- Dennis Jones was born to Richard and Evelyn Jones.

1858 -- Maria E. Peters was born to John Peters and unidentified enslaved woman.

1864 -- Maryland ratified the Emancipation Proclamation.

1870 -- Henrietta Jones passed away.

1874 -- Richard Jones purchased 9 acres of land from the Aix la Chapelle plantation. Richard purchased the land that became Jonesville, named after founders Richard and Erasmus Jones.

1875 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was built.

1878 -- John Henry married Maria E. Peters.

1876 -- Richard Jones bequeathed the House and land to his sons, John Henry (m. Marie E.) and Dennis Jones (m. Mary V.)

1879 -- Frank Jones, son of Richard and Rachael Jones, married Ruth (1858-1931).

1880 -- Dennis Jones married Mary (b. 1862). Richard Jones passed away.

1888 -- Elmer Jones was born to John Henry Jones and an unknown woman.

1891 -- Elnora Hall was born to Levin and Ruth Hall.

1896 -- John Henry Jones sold the House to his brother Frank Jones and friend Levin Hall splitting the property in half. The Jones-Hall-Sims House was located on Hall's land.

1898 -- John Sims was born.

1902 -- Marian Hall was born to Annie E. Hall and unknown man.

1915 -- Elmer Jones built his own home in Jonesville near the Jones-Hall-Sims House and lived with his wife Elnora Hall Jones (daughter of Levin Hall).

1920 -- Marian Hall married John Sims. Elnora Hall Jones and John Henry Jones passed away.

1924 -- Annie E. Hall inherits the land from her father, Levin Hall.

1936 -- Paul Sims was born and raised by Elmer Jones, husband to Elnora Hall.

1946 -- Marion Hall Sims (daughter of Annie E. Hall) inherited the land and passed it on to her husband John Sims.

1969 -- Elmer Jones passed away, leaving his own house to his widow Hannah Jones (1902-1984).

1978-1979 -- Dr. George McDaniel conducted a historical survey of the black communities in Montgomery County, Maryland.

1989 -- John Sims passed away. Paul Sims inherits the home from his father, John Sims.

1984 -- Paul and Barbara Sims lived with their children and grandchildren. John Sims lived with his family until he passed away in 1989.

2000 -- The family sold the land.

2008 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was purchased by Brad Rhoderick with the intention to demolish the house and rebuild a new one.

2009 -- Jones-Hall-Sims House was acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Provenance:
Acquired as a gift of Dr. George W. McDaniel.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Rights:
The NMAAHC Archives can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Religions  Search this
Local and Regional  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Housing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Citation:
Historical Records Related to the Jones-Hall-Sims House, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.A2013.110
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io384b67087-6513-4a57-95b7-0da5a9b6a320
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmaahc-a2013-110
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Ledger of supply costs for eleven Revolutionary War soldiers

Created by:
Isaac Goodrich, American  Search this
Subject of:
Prince Simbo, American, ca. 1737 - 1810  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 7/16 x 8 in. (31.6 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
documents
Place made:
Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1782
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.14.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d41dd239-2e05-4ec6-aa28-5097024b20d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.14.2
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Membership certificate to the American Colonization Society

Issued by:
American Colonization Society, American, 1816 - 1964  Search this
Received by:
Sarah Emlen Cresson, American  Search this
Signed by:
James Madison, American, 1751 - 1836  Search this
Ralph Randolph Gurley, American, 1797 - 1872  Search this
Elliott Cresson, American, 1797 - 1854  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 11 3/8 in. (22.9 x 28.9 cm)
Type:
membership cards
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Liberia, West Africa, Africa
Place used:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 22, 1832
Topic:
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.77.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Movement:
Colonization movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5639a3bfc-ccf0-401f-85b4-dd9ae5d24634
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.77.9
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School copy book used by Hannah Amelia Lyons

Printed by:
Philip Price Jr., American  Search this
Used by:
Hannah Amelia Lyons, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with string
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 x 8 in. (33 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
workbooks
Place printed:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1830-1836
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Education  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hope Evans Boyd
Object number:
2012.124.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59de47c7b-7578-47eb-99eb-960f8ab39d57
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.124.2
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Diary of Lieutenant John Freeman Shorter

Written by:
Lieutenant John Freeman Shorter, American, 1842 - 1865  Search this
Subject of:
Martin Robison Delany, American, 1812 - 1885  Search this
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
George Thompson Garrison, American, 1836 - 1904  Search this
Medium:
leather, graphite on paper, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2014.118.1a Closed): 5 × 3 9/16 × 13/16 in. (12.7 × 9 × 2.1 cm)
H x W x D (2014.118.1a Open): 5 × 9 1/4 × 13/16 in. (12.7 × 23.5 × 2.1 cm)
H x W (2014.118.1b): 8 × 4 15/16 in. (20.3 × 12.5 cm)
H x W (2014.118.1c): 8 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (22.2 × 6.4 cm)
Type:
diaries
Place used:
South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1865
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Communication  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2014.118.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Abolitionist movement
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55bc18b76-d263-4fee-b6b3-075932e4f73e
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.118.1abc

Letter to John Copeland from his wife Ann

Written by:
Ann Hurst Copeland, American, born 1843  Search this
Received by:
John H. Copeland, American, 1837 - 1892  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 9/16 × 9 in. (19.2 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place made:
Suffolk, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 18, 1861
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Families  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.174.7.3
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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The Justices' Practice Under the Laws of Maryland

Written by:
John Latrobe, 1803 - 1891  Search this
Published by:
Lucas Bros. Inc., founded 1804  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, leather, and bast fiber string
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 24 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 2 3/8 in. (61.6 × 15.9 × 6 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1861
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Law  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2015.222.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Books and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd527e77c91-0f7d-420d-8baa-84f71cae113c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.222.7
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The North Star, Volume 1, Number 22

Created by:
The North Star, American, 1847 - 1859  Search this
Edited by:
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Martin Robison Delany, American, 1812 - 1885  Search this
Published by:
William Cooper Nell, American, 1816 - 1874  Search this
Written by:
Lucretia Mott, American, 1793 - 1880  Search this
Printed by:
John Dick, British  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Folded): 25 × 18 1/4 in. (63.5 × 46.4 cm)
H x W (Open): 24 13/16 × 36 5/16 in. (63 × 92.3 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 26, 1848
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.36.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Books and Published Materials
Movement:
Abolitionist movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd518829a74-b4d8-441d-b21a-0a9f2dc53f6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.36.5
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Testament of pay for Pvt. Edward Carter

Subject of:
Edward Carter, American, 1741 - 1818  Search this
Signed by:
Joseph Isham Jr., American, 1735 - 1810  Search this
Daniel Groot, American  Search this
A. Groot, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 1/2 × 5 7/8 in. (19.1 × 15 cm)
Type:
documents
Place made:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1781
Topic:
African American  Search this
Finance  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.46.10.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5829a2329-bece-473f-a6fc-2ff3aaf7a92f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.46.10.1
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Receipt of pay for Pvt. Edward Carter

Signed by:
Edward Carter, American, 1741 - 1818  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 15/16 × 6 7/8 in. (17.6 × 17.5 cm)
Type:
documents
Place made:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1781
Topic:
African American  Search this
Finance  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.46.10.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd566e25846-379f-4932-88d5-6a9df1fcdae6
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.46.10.2
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Powder horn carved with the name of Revolutionary War soldier Prince Simbo

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Prince Simbo, American, ca. 1737 - 1810  Search this
Medium:
horn, wood, and copper nails
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 2 15/16 in. (7 x 19.1 x 7.5 cm)
Type:
powder horns
Place depicted:
Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 18th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.14.1
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Weapons and Ammunition
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Seaman's Protection Certificate for Robert Barnaby

Created by:
J. N. Barker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Robert Barnaby, American, born 1807  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 10 3/8 in. (21.6 x 26.4 cm)
Type:
citizenship papers
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 21, 1834
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Military  Search this
War of 1812, 1812-1815  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.14.3
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Documents and Manuscripts
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Receipt for blankets given to soldiers Prince Simbo and Sampson Freeman

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Prince Simbo, American, ca. 1737 - 1810  Search this
Sampson Freeman, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 11/16 x 8 5/16 in. (11.9 x 21.1 cm)
Type:
receipts
Place made:
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 21, 1778
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.14.7
Restrictions & Rights:
public domain
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Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Voucher of payment to Private Prince Simbo

Created by:
Eleazer Wales, American, 1732 - 1794  Search this
Subject of:
Prince Simbo, American, ca. 1737 - 1810  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 1/2 x 8 in. (16.5 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
vouchers
Place made:
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 20, 1783
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.14.8
Restrictions & Rights:
public domain
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Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Petition signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe regarding taxation

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Signed by:
John Cuffe, American, 1752 - 1836  Search this
Paul Cuffe, American, 1759 - 1817  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 × 8 in. (21.6 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
petitions
Place made:
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 19, 1780
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Government  Search this
Justice  Search this
Law  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.26.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Manuscripts
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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Teapot made by Peter Bentzon

Created by:
Peter Bentzon, American, ca. 1783 - after 1850  Search this
Medium:
silver and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 x 12 x 5 in. (17.8 x 30.5 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
teapots
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
Virgin Islands of the United States, United States, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1817-1829
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.14
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.14

Portrait of John Westwood

Created by:
Joshua Johnson, American, ca. 1763 - after 1832  Search this
Subject of:
John Westwood, American  Search this
Medium:
oil paint on canvas , wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (framed): 38 3/16 × 33 1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (97 × 84.4 × 6.4 cm)
H x W (unframed): 30 1/4 × 25 1/4 in. (76.8 × 64.1 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
portraits
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1807-1808
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Men  Search this
U.S. History, 1783-1815  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.25abc
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57c77b443-b51b-4326-bc39-39b8f67b1ce5
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.25abc
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