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William Knox, Taney Town, Frederick County: Autograph document signed, October 6, 1821, certifies that Silvia, a black woman, has served her time with him and recommends her for employment; at bottom, sworn to Sam Smallwood, Washington County, Justice of the Peace, by Eliza, that Sylvia Tenny is free; on verso, William Knox acknowledges document to George Price and Samuel S. Forney, Frederick County Justices of the Peace, on November 16, 1822 and on November 23, 1822, and gives oath of Silvia's freedom to them, October 6, 1821


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Summary:William Knox, Taney Town, Frederick County: Autograph document signed, October 6, 1821, certifies that Silvia, a black woman, has served her time with him and recommends her for employment; at bottom, sworn to Sam Smallwood, Washington County, Justice of the Peace, by Eliza, that Sylvia Tenny is free; on verso, William Knox acknowledges document to George Price and Samuel S. Forney, Frederick County Justices of the Peace, on November 16, 1822 and on November 23, 1822, and gives oath of Silvia's freedom to them, [Frederick County], October 6, 1821.
Century:1801-1900
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Frederick County
Temporal subject: 1821-1830
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Topical subjects:Slavery -- Maryland
African Americans
Free African Americans
ArchivesUM location:Maryland Manuscripts collection
  • item 2591
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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