Birth record for Peter, son of Sarah, reported by slaveholder Dinah Voorhees

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Title

Birth record for Peter, son of Sarah, reported by slaveholder Dinah Voorhees

Description

Slaveholder Dinah Voorhees reports that Sarah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Peter on February 15, 1818.

Date

1819-04-22

Temporal Coverage

1818-02-15

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

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I Dinah Voorhees of the Township of North Brunswick, in the county of Middlesex and State of New Jersey certify that a black child named Peter was born of Sarah in my house on the fifteenth day of February 1818 — Witness my hand this twenty second day of April 1819. —

Dinah Voorhees

Received April 22d, 1819 recorded
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Page

64

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)

Archival location

Birth of Slaves, 1804-1844

Citation

Middlesex County Clerk, “Birth record for Peter, son of Sarah, reported by slaveholder Dinah Voorhees,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 27, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/90.