045 Road Book A, May 26, 1800 (Bill)

I Smith Thomson of Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County Attorney at law, being the legal proprietor of a Negro wench slave. Do pursuant to an Act of the Legisla- ture of the State of New York entitled an Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery passed 29th March, 1799 hereby certify that the Negro wench has been delivered of a male child whose name is Bill that he is now about eight months old to the best of my knowledge and belief dated this 26th day of May in the year 1800 Smith Thomson Recorded the 5th Day of June 1800

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