Theotiste alias Cathicthe v. Pierre Chouteau
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CharlesCharles S Hempstead SCharles S Hempstead HempsteadCharles S Hempstead being duly sworn says
he obtained the and gave the notice to take
depositions as stated in J. B. Sarpys affidavit-
and sent the same with instruction what testimony
to take and how to take it, to Col P. Menard
of KaskaskiaKaskaskia who promised this affiant personally to
attend to taking said depositions; enclosed in
a Letter to said Col.Menard by mail, in time before
the said depositions were to be taken-the depositions
have not arrived-that he knows of

Chas S. Hempstead

Sworn to in open
court Dec 3rd 1828

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk