Josiah Cephas, a colored boy, by and through his next friend, Diana Cephas v. James Scott and Murray McConnell
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Territory Of Iowa, Lee County, Ss.

I, O.S.X. Peck Clerk of the District CourtCircuit Court , within and
for the County ofCounty of Lee LeeCounty of Lee in the Territory of IowaIowa, which said Court is a
Court of Record, do hereby certify that L. BL B Fleak . FleakL B Fleak
Esquire, whose name is subscribed to the foregoing annexed Certificate of Acknowledgment
was at the time of his signing the same, and now is, a Justice of the Peace within and for
the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and qualified, and acting in that capacity, and that
full faith and credit are due to all his acts as such.

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In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and affix the
seal of said Court, at office, in FortMadisonMadison
in the County and Territory aforesaid, this 16th day of July A. D. 1841

O. S. X. Peck Clerk