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.].