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 ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State of Missouris
do certify that in pursuance the commissioner
and notice came before me at the House of JamesJames
Black in the Town of VandaliaVandalia in the County ofCounty of Fayette
FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, MariaMaria Field who was
by me sworn and examined and her examination
reduceed to writing and subscribed by her in
my presence, and her said deposition is now herewith
retuned, Given at VandaliaVandalia this the
16 day of March 1840.

James MJames M Peery


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Justice of the peace for
County of Fayetti state of Illinois