Hester Williams, Priscilla Williams, and Mary Ella Williams, by and through their next friend, Jordan M. Early v. Frederick Norcum, et al.
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New YorkYork Oct 5th 1849

This is to certify, that [ negroe ]womanHesterHester & Children formerly
my slaves in St LouisSt Louis, are free, and have all the rights to go where
they please, that other coloured people have - They
were set free by me in January last.