Dutchess County fs.}
In the case of Charles Lee a man of color
I Peter R Maison one of the judges of the Court
of Common Please in + for the county of Dutchess having
had satisfactory proof in writing exhibited to me
that the above named Charles Lee was free born
I do therefore certify that in my opinion the said
Charles Lee is a freeman and that by the best accounts the
said said Charles is about twenty five years of age That
the said Charles is of slender make sallow complexion
+ about five feet nine inches High
Peter R Maison
Recorded the above this 1st May 1816
Jacob Van Ness Clerk

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