Simeon WIlliams, certificate of freedom, May 2, 1816

I Peter R Maison one of the Judges of the Court
of Common Pleas for Dutchess County Do certify
that from Proof reduced to Writing and
Exhibited |before me| in Poughkeepsie in
said County before me, I am of opinion that
Simeon Williams, a man of Colour + residing
in said Town is a free man according to
the laws of the State of New York, said
Williams is about five feet ten inches
high, a little upwards of twenty
nine years of age, was born in Pough-
keeps Town was manumitted in March 1813
Peter R. Maison
Recorded the preceding Certificate
this 2nd day of May 1816
Jacob Van Ness Clerk

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