Source: Register Of Negro & Mulattos -Montgomery County, Indiana
Laura Louisa Williams, aged about one and a half years, a Negro girl, born in the state of Indiana, residence in Crawfordsville, Indiana, appeared before the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Indiana on the 3rd day of October A.D. 1853 for registry and it was proved to the satisfaction of said Clerk by the testimony of Samuel SMITH that said Laura Louisa Williams was inhabitant of the state of Indiana at and prior to the first day of November A.D. 1851. Therefore, it is determined by said Clerk that said Laura Louisa Williams is entitled to reside in the state of Indiana. Registered October 3rd A.D. 1853. Attest : Andrew P LYNN, Clerk, Montgomery Circuit Court.
Note: I (Karen Bazzani Zach, coordinator for this GenWeb page) transcribed these the first year of the Indiana GenWeb but since that time, actually, within the last couple of years, the Crawfordsville District Public Library has digitized them so if you're interested in seeing the original do check out their page (link on main page of this site) - kbz