Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Certification of Romeo Smith's status as a freeman]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02929 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 9 January 1784 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18.7 cm.
Certifies that Smith has served in the army for three years. Writes "Any person attempting to circumvent or trepan him as a slave will incur the severest penalty of the Law and the indignation of Heaven."
This is the certify that the bearer hereof Romeo Smith is a freeman, and has served three years in the Army of the United States of America. Any person [struck: going a] attempting to circumvent or trepan him as a slave will [struck: deserve] [inserted: incur] the severest [struck: punishment] [inserted: penality] of the Law and the indignation of Heaven.
Given at Westpoint
This 9th January 1784
A certificate to Romeo
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