Seaman's Protection Certificate for Robert Barnaby

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Created by
Barker, J. N., American
Subject of
Barnaby, Robert, American, born 1807
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/2 x 10 3/8 in. (21.6 x 26.4 cm)
Type
citizenship papers
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 21, 1834
Description
Originally issued in 1826, this is an official copy of an early manuscript Seaman's Protection Certificate for Robert Barnaby (April 21, 1834). The certificate describes him as as "a Citizen of the United States of America," with "black complexion, black eyes, wooly hair."
Topic
African American
Free communities of color
Military
United States--History--War of 1812
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.14.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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