Charles, a man of color v. Peter Verhager
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I François LaFrancois La Grange croix, a Justice of the peace do hereby
certify. that FrançoisFrançois Demette the deponent, whose
place of residence is in the town of cahokia in StSt Clair ClairSt Clair county
in the state of IllinoisIllinois 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 in writing and
subscribed by said deponent, in my presence on the thirteenth day of June in the year eighteen hundred forty between
the hours of ten oclock in the forenoon and six oclock of
the afternoon, at the office of FrançoisFrançois Lacroix in the town
of caholia in the county of StSt Clair ClairSt Clair and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
Given and certified the 13th day of June 1840

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François LaFrancois La Grange croix
Justice of the peace