Milly v. Stephen Smith
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State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois,
PeoriaPeoria County, CountyPeoria CountySct

Depositions taken on the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven
in presence, of and in conformity, with
the annexed, Dedimus, and notes,
between the hours of eight o clock, in
the forenoon and six, o, clock, in the after
=noon of that day at the dwelling,
house of JohnJohn L LJohn L Mayadus in the
village of PeoriaPeoria, in the county of
PeoriaPeoria, and state of IllinoisIllinois, to
be read on the trial of a certain
suit pending in the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court wherein MillyMilly is plaintiff
and Stephen SmithStephen Smith is defe
ndant on behalf of the said
plaintiff before me John l Mayadus
one of the Justices of the Peace, in and
for the County ofCounty of Peoria PeoriaCounty of Peoria, and
State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, towit,

AbrahamAbraham ,WilliamWilliam being duly
affirmed doth say in answer to the
following questions

first

Do or do you not know that DavidDavid Ship
=man came the IllinoisIllinois, PrariePrairie in Jaywell
County then PeoriaPeoria County, CountyPeoria County state of IllinoisIllinois,
for the purpose, of making it his permanent
Residence, and if so at what time did
he move there ? Answer. I belive