Freedom Papers

Oscar Wright


Oscar Wright, who was emancipated at 26 years old by the will of the late John Brims, is registered as free.

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Freedom Papers of Oscar alias Oscar Wright

Register No. (1273)              
Virginia to wit.
I, Charles G Eskridge Clerk of the County Court of Loudon in the State aforesaid do hereby certify that Oscar, alias, Oscar Wright is a free man of color having been emancipated by the last will and testament of John A. Brims deed of Record in this office) and being now more than twenty five years of age) the time at which said will directed that he should be set free) as proved by the oath of Thomas Lawbaughs the said Oscar is of a dark complexion about six feet and three quarters inches high has a very large scar on his left knee, a small scar across the left eye brow about twenty eight years of age and was this 8th day of February 1841 Registered in my office according to law,

A. copy teste Chs. Eskridge Clk.

At a Court held for Loudon County February 8th 1841 The Register of Oscar alias Oscar Wright (No 1273) was this day presented to the Court examined found to be correct & ordered to be certified accordingly A. copy Teste Chs. G. Eskridge Clk Virginia to wit I, Charles G Eskridge Clerk of the Court of Loudon County in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that the above Register is correctly transcribed from the Record as it now re- -mains in my office according to law.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said Court at Leesburg this 8th day of February 1841 and in the 65th year of the Commonwealth, Attest

Teste Chas. G Eskridge Clerk
Jas. Sinclair J.P.