Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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I Wm. Carpenter a Justice of the Peace within and for
the County of Sangamon and state of IllinoisIllinois do hereby
certify that the above named Deponent Adam SmithAdam Smith
was by me duly sworn to testify the whole truth of his
knowledge touching the matter in controversy between the
parties aforesaid, that his examination was reduced to
writing and by him subcribed in my presence on the
22nd day of July between the hour of eight oclock
A.M. and six oclock PM at my office in the
town of springfield. Witness my hand and seal
this 22nd day of July 1831

W. Carpenter J P (Ill.)