Sarah's Certificate of Freedom, 1810

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Title

Sarah's Certificate of Freedom, 1810

Subject

Slaves--Manumission; Slave-Women; Slavery and the church--Catholic Church; Master and Servant

Description

In 1810, the courts at Baltimore County certified the freedom of a woman named Sarah, who had previously been enslaved by the Rev. William Pasquet.

Her certificate of freedom describes her as 37 years old, with a yellow complexion, and five feet 3/4 inch tall. She was born in Cecil County, Maryland. 

Pasquet was a French secular priest who was pastor and manager of Bohemia Plantation, in Cecil County Maryland from 1805 to 1815.

Creator

Maryland State Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

17-09-1810

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Maryland State Archives

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA427

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

9

162

24th august 1810

Negro Judy

Adam Johnson

24th august 1810

Black 5 feet 1 inches

39

Hartford County

163

16th September 1810

Negro Ben

Rebecca Ridgdy

15th Oct 1790

Dark 5 feet 4 ½ inches

23

Balt City

164

17th September 1810

Mulatto Sarah

Wm Pasquet

19th May 1810

Yellow 5 feet ¾ inches

37

Cecil Count

Files

Citation

Maryland State Archives , “Sarah's Certificate of Freedom, 1810,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed August 6, 2020, https://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/493.