Samuel, a man of color vs. John Howdershell
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I, John WilliamsJohn Williams a Justice of the Peace
do hereby certify that LydiaLydia Harryman [ Lydia HarrymanHarryman ], the deponent
whose place of residence is Washington CountyWashington County, StateIllinois
of IllinoisIllinois, was by me sworn to testify the whole truth
of her knowledge touching the matter in controversy
in the cause aforesaid; and that her deposition was
reduced to writing, and subscribed by her in my presence
on the Thirtieth day of December 1844 between the
hours of six o clock in the forenoon, and seven o clock
in the afternoon of the same day, at my office in WashingtonWashington County CountyWashington County and State of IllinoisIllinois

John WilliamsJohn Williams , a Justice of the Peace