Lewis, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Celeste v. John Stacker
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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County
sct.

This day CelesteCeleste a woman of color personally
appeared before the undersigned a Justice
of the in and for the county aforesaid and
made oath that the matters and things in the foregoing
petition contained so far as the same come within her
knowledge are true and those derived from
the information of others she believes to be true.

CelesteCeleste her
mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 29 May 1839

B W WalshW Walsh Justice