The Resource Fairfax County (Va.) Certificate of Non-Importation of Slaves

Fairfax County (Va.) Certificate of Non-Importation of Slaves

Label
Fairfax County (Va.) Certificate of Non-Importation of Slaves, 1790
Title
Fairfax County (Va.) Certificate of Non-Importation of Slaves
Inclusive dates
1790
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fairfax County (Va.) Certificate of Non-Importation of Slaves, 1790. Consists of a certificate documenting Benjamin Offut's oath affirming that he did not import, after 1778, from Africa or the West Indies the five slaves he brought with him when he moved to Virginia
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Fairfax County was formed in 1742 from Prince William County.
  • Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. Numerous preā€“Civil War minute books are missing as well.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Fairfax County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Fairfax County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Fairfax County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Fairfax County (Va.) Certificate of Non-Importation of Slaves
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia under accession number 41714
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001554888
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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