Certificate of Freedom for Joseph Trammell. Handwritten in black ink on white paper, the document is labeled at the top as "No. 1952." The document includes a detailed description of Mr. Trammell. It also includes that his freedom was proven by the oath of Thomas S. Dorrell. The certificate indicates a county registration number that provides legal record of Joseph Trammell’s status as a free man of color. | A small, handmade tin box with sliding lid. Used to hold certificate of freedom and carry in pocket.
Medium: Papers: ink on paper ; Box: tin
Object number: 2014.25
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants
Used by: Joseph Trammell, American, 1831 - 1859
Issued by: Loudoun County Court, American, founded 1757
Place: Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture