Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 1,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--NEW YORK.) Three Certificates of Freedom, for Peter Garritson and Benjaman Davis. Three partially printed documents, accomplished by hand; two of them for one person. Each approximately 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches; some splits, and wear along the edges. Signed by Peter Mesier. should be seen New York City, 1811

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Three certificates of freedom, two for one individual named Peter Garritson, described as black and from Esopus, New York, in Ulster County; the other for Benjamin Davis, described as "black or mulatto" from New Utrecht also in upstate New York. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in upstate Ulster County. All three are signed by Peter Mesier, clerk and merchant.