Peter, a free man of color vs. James Walton, George Walton
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State of MissouriMissouri County of St.LouisCounty of St Louis

This day James WaltonJames Walton appeared before me a
justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid
and under oath that he is well acquainted
with a black man like with JamesJames Walton
WaltonJames Walton in the county of St LouisSt Louis and that the said PeterPeter was carried to the state of IllinoisIllinoisper
the state of MissouriMissouri by Henry WaltonHenry Walton
& Betsy Langford as this affidavit is
aforesaid that the said Henry WaltonHenry Walton & Betsy Langford took the said PeterPeter per this affidavit and that the
said PeterPeter remained in the state of IllinoisIllinois
per the fall until march about four months
there he was brought back to this state by GeorgeGeorge Walton WaltonGeorge Walton and further this affidavit saith not

Sworn to and subcribed before me
this 24th day of November 1827

B.Justice of the Peace

James WaltonJames Walton Jr. his