Statement of Freedom for William Moulden

Title

Statement of Freedom for William Moulden

Description

On September 5, 1840, Jane Rudolph granted twenty-two-year-old William Moulden his freedom. According to Pennsylvania’s gradual abolition policies, Moulden was not legally required to be freed until twenty-eight years old. Moulden continued to work for Jane Rudolph as a free man until 1843.

This statement William Moulden's freedom was written by Jane Rudolph on March 29, 1841.

Creator

Jane Rudolph

Date

March 29, 1841

Contributor

Angelina Lincoln

Rights

Augustinian Provincial Archive

Language

English

Identifier

501.01, Folder 121

Text

March 29th 1841

Wm Moulden was free Sep. 5th 1840 having faithfully discharged his engagements to Mr. John Rudolph, and since his death, continued to do the same by me, I cheerfully say that I believe him to be a sober, honest, and industrious man, and also that he is of a peaceable disposition.

Jane A Rudolph

Collection

Citation

Jane Rudolph, “Statement of Freedom for William Moulden,” The Rooted Project , accessed February 5, 2023, https://rootedproject.org/items/show/8.

Output Formats