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Frazier, Charlotte (fl. 1863) [Petition of a free black to become a slave of Jefferson S. Nash]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09123 Author/Creator: Frazier, Charlotte (fl. 1863) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: circa 27 October 1863 Pagination: 2 p.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09123 Author/Creator: Frazier, Charlotte (fl. 1863) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: circa 27 October 1863 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Petition to the District Court of Texas. "Charlotte Frazier...respectfully states and shows that she is a free person of African descent - that she is... mother of Six children under the age of Fourteen ... to wit ... Mack ... Betsey ...Luke ... Jerry... Westley... Emma...also free persons of African descent... Petitioner prays that a decree may be made... Whereby petitioner and her said children may become the property as slaves of the said... Jefferson S. Nash, as fully as if she and her said children had been born his slaves... " Signed by Frazier and witnesses. For related documents see GLC08955, GLC06375, and GLC03840.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: SlaveryTexasFreemenAfricaWomen's HistoryGovernment and CivicsChildren and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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