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I, Philip Prioleau, a resident of Smithville Brunswick County, N.C., am personally acquainted with Serena Brown, a destitute colored woman, who reside in Smithville Brunswick County, N.C. and state, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that she is hers, has a large family and is unable to maintain herself. and has no friends to assist her, and that she is worthy of charity from the government.

P Prioleau [seal]

Sworn and subscribed before me, HG Carter
this 14th day of March 1867
HG Carter J.P.

Note - This certificate must be signed and sworn to before some Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, or officer of the army.

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