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Free Negro Registration in Cumberland County
Original Author: B. B. Woodson
Created: February 25–26, 1851
Medium: County court document

Free Negro Registration in Cumberland County

This document certifies that on February 25, 1851, James F. Lipscomb testified before a Cumberland County court that he was a free man. Lipscomb, a mulatto born into freedom, had to produce evidence to prove his status. Having satisfied the court, Lipscomb was able to register as a free man "according to law."  B. B. Woodson, a court official, certified Lipscomb's registration on February 26, 1851.

This document is part of the Cumberland County Free Negro and Slave Records at the Library of Virginia. 

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