Charles, a man of color v. Peter Verhager
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was by me sworn to testify the whole
truth of his knowledge touching the matter
in controversy, in the cause aforesaid
that deponent was examined and his examination
reduced to writing by me and
subscribed by him said deponent in
my presence on the thirty first day of July,1840 between the hours of eight
o clock in the forenoon, and six
O'clock in the afternoon at that day
at the office of ElihuElihu W Shepard WElihu W Shepard .ShepardElihu W Shepard in the
city of St LouisSt Louis in the CountyCounty of St Louis ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis
and state of MissouriMissouri

Given and certified this 31st day of July 1840

ElihuElihu W Shepard WElihu W Shepard ShepardElihu W Shepard Justice
St Louis County