Copied from the Town of Plattsburgh records :
This is to certify that I William Baily of the Town of Plattsburgh Esquire am entitled to the services of a male negro child named Frances born on the thirty first day of January one thousand eight hundred. Witness my hand this 12th day of June 1800
G. Marsh T. C. William Bailey
This is to certify that I Benjamin Moores of the town of Plattsburgh am entitled to the services of a male negro child named Siak born on the ninth day of August 1800.
G. Marsh TC Benjamin Moores.
Interesting that we had slaves in upstate New York !
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