Affidavit of Freedom for Jerry Scott
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a single document, dated January 24, 1842. The document certifies the free status of the former black slave, Jerry Scott. The certification was created by the court of Nelson County, Virginia and provides a detailed description of Scott's appearance and identifying features. The document is signed and notarized with the seal of Nelson County Court. Also included in the colletion is a facsimile of the orginal document, as well as processing material from the document's original accession by Washington and Lee in 1989.
- Creation: 1842
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The collection is open for research use.
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