Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 2,880
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
HE IS A GOOD, HARDWORKING HONEST INDUSTRIOUS FELLOW (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT.) 'Black Sam's Pass,' manuscript pass for a Freeman, named Sam Johns. 4to sheet, signed by three justicess. Ohio, 1811

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an exceptionally worded 'pass' for a black man from raleigh county, north Carolina who wanted to, and did indeed reach the 'western country.''Know all men by these presents that we the Justices of the Peace do certify that the bearer of these lines is entitled to freedom & we desire that all may let him pass as he behaves civilly. His name is Sam, calling himself Sam Johns, and he further informs us that he wants to travel to the Western Country and we desire that all may let him pass for. Signed by us: John Fallen, William Earmie, Joseph Hannes.' Docketed on the reverse: 'Highland County, Ohio Recorded in the Clerk's office of the Common Pleas of said County, in the book of Wills Etc. June 1811 Allen Tremble.' In the corner 'Black Sam Pass.' Allen Tremble (1783-1870) served during the War of 1812 as a colonel in the Ohio militia, and later served in the House and Senate and finally as Governor (1822-1830).