David Lewis is proved to be born free.
Certificate of Emancipation of David Lewis State of Maryland, Baltimore County, Set-
I hereby certify to all whom it doth or may concern, that it hath been proved to my satisfaction that the bearer hereof, David Lewis, aged about Twenty seven years of light complextion, Five feet eight inches high, has an eagle imprinted on the right arm with India Ink, and two scars on his forehead, was born free and raised in the State of Maine.
In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed
the seal of Baltimore County Court this tenth day September
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
Wm Gibson, Clk Balt ley Cot
Recorded 11th day Jany A.D. 1826 comp