Dorinda, a free woman of Colour vs. John Simonds, Jr.
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State of MissouriMissouri
Secretary' Office
To

I George Forgus Secretary of
state of the state of IllinoisIllinois do hereby certify that
Joel Manning was on the 20th day of May 1826 a justice
of the peace for the County of JacksonJackson and State afore
said as appeals from the records of this office

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In testimony whereof I have
hereunto subscribed my name
and affixed the of the seal of the State
this 22d day of June in the year AD 1826

George Forgus
Secty State