Richard Thompson, a man of colour v. James E. Blount and Leakin Baker
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Personally appeared
before me the undersigned an acting
Justice of the peace in and for the town
ship of St Louis County and state afore-
said the above named petitioner RichardRichard Tompson
TompsonRichard Tompson and made oath that
the matters and things stated and set
forth in the above petition, so far as sta
ted from his own Knowledge and true
and so for as stated from the information
of others he beleives them to be
true

Richard TompsonRichard Tompson
his mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th January 1841

J W WalshW Walsh Justice