O Say Can You See

O Say Can You See gathers together public domain legal and personal records, specifically in the following categories:

  • All petitions for freedom cases originating in the D.C. Circuit Court sittings in Washington and Alexandria, 1800-1862
  • Civil Cases involving African American families, 1800-1820
  • Chancery Records involving African American families, 1800-1820
  • Criminal Records involving African American families, 1800-1820

The project distributed under a Creative Commons license.

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