Rebecca, a colored girl, by and through her next friend, Harris v. Louis Mattock and James Black
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I James MJames M Peery a Justice of the peace in and for the
County of FayetteCounty of Fayette and state of IllinoisIllinois do hereby
Certify that MariaMaria Field the deponent whoe place
of residence is St. Co. in the State of MissouriMissouri
was by me sworn to testify the whole truth of her
knowledge touching the matter in controversy in the caue
whereas RebeccaRebecca is plaintiff and JamesJames Black and
Lewis Matlock defendants and the said deponent
was examined and her examination reduceed to
writing and subscribed by said deponent in my
presence on the 16th day of March 1840 between
hours of 8 Deloch in the forenoon and C Deloch
in the afternoon of the said day at the house
of JamesJames Black in the Town of VandaliaVandalia and
in the County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
given and certifyed the 16th day of March 1840.before me

James MJames M Peery


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Justice of the peace for the
County of FayetteCounty of Fayette & State of IllinoisIllinois