Volume 17, Page 405-406
Signed: April 15, 1816
Recorded: April 15, 1816
State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss in Greenwich this may certify that application
has been made to us the Subscribing authority Justices of Peace in & for sd Fairfield
County by Thomas Green of sd Greenwich & Mary Green Widow of John Green late of sd Greenwich dec'd to Emancipate their Negro man named Tone & according to the Statute
Law of this State entitled an act in addition to and alteration of an act concerning Indians
Molato & Negro Servants & Slaves we have enquired examined & find the sd Tone to be a
healthy person & between the age of Forty & forty five years of age and have personally
examined the sd Tone who wishes to be made free & Emancipated as aforesaid We therefore
hereby Certify that the sd Tone is a proper person to be made free & emancipated
agreeable to sd Statute Law. Given under our hands and Test of Office 15th day of April
Ebenr Mead Civil Authority
Jabez Mead Justices of peace
we the subscribers Thomas Green and Mary Green both of sd Greenwich
do hereby give grant emancipate & make free and set at Liberty the sd Negro free & clear
from us our heirs and every other person or persons claiming him from or under us or them
and from and after the date hereof he the sd Tone is permitted to go for himself & be a Slave
to no person & transact his own business. In witness whereof we have set our hands
& seals in Greenwich the 15th day of April 1816.
In presence of Thomas Green L.S.
Samuel Brown Mary Green L.S.