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Robert B. McAfee Letter of Emancipation, 1813 March 2

 File — Box: 4250.001, Folder: 6

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter by Robert B. McAfee dated March 2, 1813, freeing an enslaved person named Cornelius "from all claims from me & my heirs and he is hence forth to be & act as a free man." The letter was witnessed by James Campbell. The annotation states that it was recorded at the May sitting of the Mercer County Court, attested by John Jethen.


  • 1813 March 2


Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English. One item is in German.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 0.4 Linear Feet


Formerly MSS.1698

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266