Handwritten manumission paper written in cursive in black in on white paper. The paper reads [I Charles Derickson of Nicholas County & State of Kentucky do herby emancipate & set free a Negro Woman Slave Matilda aged about 30 years & her child Cassandra aged about 7 months the Same purchased by one of James M. Kenny the 2nd day of January 1849. / Given under my hand and seal this 19th day of March 1849 / Charles his [mark made] mark Derickson / Attest F. Munger]. The back of the paper reads: [C. Derickson / -Emancipation deed / March 7. 1849.].
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.