Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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Description

This document, issues by the Board of Police of Adams County, enabled the recipient, a free man of color named Joe Cornish, to remain in the county. The document provides a physical description of Mr. Cornish, and attests to his good character. The importance of the document is in part conveyed by the materials used to create it: thick vellum, and the official seal of the Adams County Board of Police. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Publication Date

1842

Time Period

1840-1850

Geographic Location

Adams County,MS

Object Type

text

Format (original)

document

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_658_Freedom_Papers_Cornish_1842

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Freedom Papers, Joe Cornish, vellum, 1842

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