MANUMATE PETITION by William Helme - Brookhaven Town Records

This May certify that on the Second Day of June one thousand eight Hundred and seven Wm. Helme of sd Town Made application to the Trustees of sd Town to Manumate and set free A Woman Slave of his by the Name of Viner and sd Trustees having Satisfactory evidence that sd Viner is under the age of fifty years and of Sufficient ability to provide for and Maintain herself we the sd Trustees do hereby Manumate and set free sd Negro Woman Viner agreeable to the Law of the State of New York Passed the 8th Day of April 1801.

Attest Mordecai Homan Town Clk