Newport Decr. 6th. 1763

I do hereby acknowledge to have received of
Mr. Otis Baker of Dover in New Hampshire One
Thousand Four Hundred Pounds Old Tenor in full for
a Negro Boy named Cato whom I have this Day
sold to him; which Negro Lad to him the sd. Otis Baker
& his Assigns I hereby forever I hereby promise to defend
against the Lawful Claims of all Persons whatsoever

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand.
Henry Ward

Dover June 4. 1777 --

This may certify all Persons that I Otis Baker
do hereby give to the within named Cato his free-
dom & discharge him from my Service and
the Service of my heirs forever

Otis Baker

Witness

Jeremy Belknap

13.2 cm x 20.35 cm

From the Jeremy Belknap papers
Page 2 is a document giving Cato freedom, signed by Otis Baker and witnessed by Jeremy Belknap, 4 June 1777.