"She was once a slave": Sarah Brook, a slave of the Fenwick Family, requests her freedom papers, May 29th, 1832
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St. Mary’s College Balt May 29th 1833
Revd. and Dr Sir.
I have been called upon this morning by an old negro woman who called herself Sarah Brook, and who says she was once a slave belonging to yr Father, and was set free by the will of the late Revd Mr. Griffin. This poor woman tells me she has her freedom papers on record in Washington, and begs of her Master George to obtain them and send them to her. She will want them, in order to prove that she is free; she also tells me that Mr. F. Key owes her money, which was left her by the late Master; and has asked me to by you to remind Mr. Key that she is still living and in great want.
With sentiments of respect and esteem I remain Revd and Dr Sir, yr Obdt Servt.
Revd G. Fenwick H.Elder [Signature]
Rev.d George Fenwick
George Town College