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Frederick Roots offers the following by authors working on the history and genealogy of African Americans in Frederick County, Maryland. All profits from the sale of these books go directly to support the work of Frederick Roots in association with Accomac Roots, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Payments will be through Accomac Roots. For payment options, see below*



Commissioner of Slave Statistics Record: Frederick County, Maryland 1864
by Richard H. Smith, Jr.  
This book is a transcription of the original created by the Commissioner of Slaves Statistics for the County, and lists the owner, name, sex, age, physical condition, and term of service (including military service) of over 50% (1671) of the slaves held in Frederick County, Maryland as of November 1, 1864, the date the new Maryland Constitution took effect. The transcript arranges the entries alphabetically by slave owner, and also includes an alphabetized index of all slave names. The introduction contains extensive discussions of Maryland slave laws, racial population distribution by county district, military service, and the naming of slaves. Footnotes include extensive quotes from relevant acts of the General Assembly of Maryland. 108 pp. (2012)  ISBN 978-0-9796857-2-9   $20.00 + $9.75 shipping



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