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Section I: Let My People Go

Photograph, Abraham Lincoln and Generals at Antietam, 1862
National Archives, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer
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Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863 (facsimile)
National Archives, General Records of the United States Government
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Travel Document for the Schooner Syrena, 1817
National Archives at Atlanta, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Certificate, U.S. v. Slaves of the Syrena, May 12, 1820
National Archives at Atlanta, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Plea to the Jurisdiction of Cinque (Singhe Pieh) and Others, August 21, 1839
National Archives at Boston, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Warrant for Habeas Corpus, Schooner Amistad, September 21, 1839
National Archives at Boston, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Manifest of Negroes, Mulattos, and Persons of Color, taken on board the Brig Alo, October 4, 1844
National Archives at Atlanta, Records of the U.S. Customs Service
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Ophir Plantation Map, ca. 1816
National Archives at Atlanta, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Petition by John Hill Wheeler, July 18, 1855
National Archives at Philadelphia, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Writ of Habeas Corpus, July 19, 1855
National Archives at Philadelphia, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Order of Seizure, July 5, 1816
National Archives at Atlanta, Records of District Courts of the United States
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Dowry Gift of Slaves, June 11, 1773
National Archives at Atlanta, Records of District Courts of the United States
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