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[Birth certificate of a certain boy child named Benjamin]
Series VII: Legal Documents, 1709-1858, and undated
Subseries 1. Birth Certificates, 1800-1818
New-York Historical Society
Birth certificate of Benjamin, born May 15, 1801, to a 'Negro Woman Slave named Mary' belonging to New York City merchant James VanZandt. In final sentence, the word 'abandon' has been crossed out and replaced with 'retain,' so that it instead reads, 'which child I retain according to law.'
Birth certificates--New York (State)--New YorkSlavery--New York (State)--New York
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