Hardage LaneHardage Lane
In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Novr Term 1838
Hardage LaneHardage Lane the above named defen
dant being sworn on his oath says that PierrePierre Menard
MenardPierre Menard is a material witness for him & in the
trial of the above case, that no other witness
is in attendance by whom he can prove the
same facts that he expects to be able to prove
by said MenardMenard , that he cannot safely proceed
to trail without the testimony of said MenardMenard ,
that said MenardMenard is absent without the
consent connivance or procurement of said
affaint, that if this case is continued be
believes he can obtain said Menard's tes
timony by the next term of this Court;
that this application is not made for vexa,
tion or delay but for the purposes of sub
stantial justice; & that the reason why he
has not the testimony of said MenardMenard at
this time, is, that he was fully under the im
pression that this case was removed from this
Court to St CharlesSt Charles County, & made his ar
rangements to have said Menard's testimony
at the Court of said St.Charles County, and
that he was not undeceived, until a few
days since when it was too late to obtain
said Menard's testimony.
Hardage LaneHardage Lane .
Sworn to & subscribed in open court.
Decr 7th 1838.
Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk.