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Certificate of William Bleecker

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date November 10, 1796
Author Name William Bleecker (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Verified Barney Merkel's identity, relative to charges of fraudulent claims.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in multiple, 99/99/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups William Bleeckers; Barney Merkel; Nicholas Bayard; Theophilus Beckman; aldermen; William Simmons; notary public; ;
Related Places New York; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords certificate; certify; signature; seal of office; fraudulent acts; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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I William Bleecker do hereby Certify that sometime in the months of June or July One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety six appeared before me Barney Merkel, and obtained from me a Certificate purporting that Nicholas Bayard or Theophilus Beckman were Aldermen of the City of New York, to which Certificate I did affix my signature and Seal of Office - And the said Barney Markel being arrested in the City of New York upon suspicion of some fraudulent Acts: and I being requested by M. Simmons of Philadelphia to examine the said Merkel in his Custody, do Certify from my own Recollection and the said Merkels Confession that he is the identical person who obtained from me the Certificate above mentioned

Wm Bleecker
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New York 10th.. Novr.. 1790