Manumission


This file appears in: Slavery Laws in Old Kentucky
Manumission

The process of legally freeing of one's slaves, called manumission, was never outlawed in Kentucky as it was in some other slave states in the late antebellum period. Interestingly, this manumission was given by a freeman of color setting his son free, who he had purchased. Courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.


This file appears in: Slavery Laws in Old Kentucky