Certificate of Freedom, Archelaus Fletcher

Ontario County Miscellaneous Records

State of New York Ontario County ss. I do hereby certify, that Archelaus Fletcher, late of WestSpringfield in the State of Massachusetts now a resident of Canandaigua in the county of Ontario from the testimony of Moses Bissel, & his own affidavit, appears to be free according to the laws of this State that the said Archelaus, is a tall black man, about six feet and an half high, fifty four years of age, last October, and that he was born in the town of West Springfield in the State of Massachusetts, and that he was born free – as witness my hand at Canandaigua, this 25th day of April 1812, one of the Judges of the court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Ontario in the State of New York

Moses Atwater

A true copy of the original. Recorded 25 April 1812 in LIber B of miscellanies etc. & examined

James B. Mower Clk.

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