Viewing page 1 of 245
It looks like you're using a mobile device. We recommend using a physical keyboard for transcription entry.
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.
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.