Certificate of Freedom, Charles Hooker

Ontario County Miscellaneous Records

State of New York Ontario County ss: I Moses Atwater do hereby certify that on the 29th day of April 1813 Charles Hooker a black man, aged forty-five years, born in the city of New York, five feet six inches high, appeared before me and produced satisfactory proof that he was free according to the law of this state and that he became free at the age of thirty years and I am accordingly of opinion that the said Hooker is free according to the laws of this state.

Moses Atwater a judge of the court of Common Pleas in the county of Ontario

A true copy of the original Recorded 29 April 1814 and examined

Myron Holley Clk