I gave him a copy of his indentures.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Haywood Chatham cty. N.C.
I do hereby certify that a coloured Boy, by the name of Banks Evans; that was bound to Col John Farrar of this county, has lived in my employ; for the last three years up to February last; about which time he became Twenty one years of age & in a short time afterward left my employ & hired himself; to a man in my neighborhood in Rutherford county NC. with whom at the time I left in June last he was living as a free man; & receiving pay for his services as a free man; after he became free I gave him a copy of his indentures with the certificate of the clerk of the county court of Chatham Cty with the county seal thereto attached believing that was sufficient evidence of his freedom. /s/ Jno. Smith
Sworn & subscribed to before me this 10th July 1837 J.H. Shull J.P.
[On reverse: John Smith affidavit in the case of Banks Evans a free boy of colour — 1837 — August Term]