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Nelson and Gilly Ann Perry certificates of registration, 1853-08-23

Description: Although slavery was prohibited in Indiana, African Americans were still not given their civil rights. After 1831, black settlers in Indiana were required to register with their county and post a $500 to guarantee "good behavior". Nelson and Gilly Ann Perry registered in Gibson County, Indiana. Their registration required a witness, the applicant's physical description, and place of birth.
Origin: 1853-08-23
Created By: Lewis, Andrew
Contributor(s): Gibson County (Ind.)
Collection: Indiana State Library Manuscripts Small Collections
Copyright: No Copyright - United States
Geography: Gibson County, Indiana, United States
Subjects: Certificates
African Americans
Gibson Counry (Ind.)
Race discrimination

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