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.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: H x W: 12 7/16 x 7 15/16 in. (31.6 x 20.2 cm)
Object number: 2014.25.1
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
Place: Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture