Certificate of Freedom, Nathan Franklin

Ontario County Miscellaneous Records

I Nathaniel W. Howell first judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Ontario do hereby certify that Nathan Franklin a black man who has produced proof in writing to me for that purpose is in my opinion free according to the laws of this State that the said Nathan was born in the County of Montgomery in the State of Maryland that he is of the age of forty eight years about is a strong robust man about five feet eight inches high and that he became free as near as can be ascertained in the month of March or April in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen Dated April 25th 1821

Nathaniel W. Howell

A true copy of the original recorded 26 April 1821 and examined.

Herman Norton, Dep.Clk.