Charles, a man of color v. Peter Verhager
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State of MissouriMissouri

I ElihuElihu W Shepard WElihu W Shepard ShepardElihu W Shepard a Justice of the peace
within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis and
StateMissouri of MissouriMissouri do certify that in pursuance
of the annexed notice came before me
at the office of ElihuElihu W Shepard WElihu W Shepard .ShepardElihu W Shepard in the
City of St LouisCity of St Louis in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
and State of MissouriMissouriJamesJames Fontbonne FontbonneJames Fontbonne
priest was there by me sworn
and examined and such examination
reduced to writing and subscri-
bed by him in my presence- and his
deposition is now herewith returned
at the city and County of St LouisCounty of St LouisMo
this 31st day of July 1840Shepard Justice

St Louis County MissouriMissouri