State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Personally appeared before
me the undersigned an acting justice of
the peace for the county and state aforesaid
Richard TompsonRichard Tompson (a man of colour) and made oath that the facts matters and things
stated in the above petition so far as stated
from his own knowledge are true and so far as
stated from the information of others
he believes them to be true.
Sworn to and Subscribed before me
this 2nd day of February 1841.
J W WalshW Walsh Justice
RichardRichard his mark ThompsonThompson