May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 384

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(RECONSTRUCTION.) Marriage certificate of a freed Georgia couple. Partly-printed Document signed by county official Marion Bethune and H.P. Pitchford, minister of the gospel, 10 1/2 x 8 inches, with revenue stamp affixed; moderate wear, folds, partly laid down on verso of a later illustration from a book. Talbot County, GA, 27 July 1867

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The marriage certificate of Thomas Kellum (freedman) and Emeline Bunkley (freedwoman). For many, emancipation offered the opportunity to have existing marriages formally recognized by church and state.