Cesar, certificate of freedom, April 26, 1821

Dutchess County fs. } In the case of Cesar –
I the undersigned first judge of Dutchess County do certify that on this
twenty sixth day of April one thousand eight hundred and twenty one appeared before
me Henry Ames who on oath declared that he is well acquainted with the handwriting of
Frederic Uhl and that the signature of the said Frederic to the paper of Manu-
mission hereto annexed is the writing of the said Frederic – The Deponent also says
that he has known Cesar the black man in the said instrument named for rising
of thirty years and that the said Cesar resided in the family of the said Frederic
from his infancy until the time of the said manumission of the slave of the
said Frederic, since which time the said Cesar had lived acted and been reputed
as a free man and now resides in Hyde Park; from which proof I am of opinion
and accordingly certify that the said Cesar is a free man according to the laws of
this state and became so on the eighteenth day of February on thousand eight
hundred and thirteen — The said Cesar is of the age of thirty three years was born
at Staatsburgh in Dutchess County is about five feet eight inches high well set
of dark colour, and has a scar in his right cheek near the eye. —
James Emott
Recorded the above April 26th 1821

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