| Virginia, Dec. 14, 1775.
New York, 21 April 1783
This is to certify to whomsoever if may concern, that the Bearer hereof Cato
Hamanday a negro, resorted to the British lines, in consequence of the
Proclamations of Sir William How, and Sir Henry Clinton, late Commanders in
Chief in America; and that the said Negro has hereby his Excellency Sir Guy
Carleton's Permission to go to Nova Scotia, or wherever else he may think
By Order of Brigadier General Birch