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Pages from Baltimore County Court chattel records, 1773-1784

Description

Three pages (pp. 298-300) of the first volume of Baltimore County Court chattel records from the years 1773-1784. Pages 299-300 contain the manumission statement given by George Johnson for portraitist Joshua Johnson. In the statement, George acknowledges Joshua as his son, and agrees to free Joshua once he either completes an apprenticeship with Baltimore blacksmith William Forepaugh or turns 21 years of age, whichever occurs first.

Date

1782

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

MS 2865

Extent

3 pages (from 1 volume)

Resource ID

9780

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.