I, Miles C. Folkes, Mayor of the City of VicksburgCity of Vicksburg, &
officio Justice of the Peace & Notary Public, do hereby certi
fy that W.C. SmedesSmedes the deponent, whose place of
residence is the city of VicksburgVicksburg, in the state of Mis
sissippi was by me sworn to testify the whole.
controversy in the cause aforesaid; that de
ponent was examined, & his examination
reduced to writing & subscribed by said Depo
nent, in my presence, on the 20th & 21st day of November, in the year Eighteen hundred & forty three, between the hours of Eight
in the forenoon and six in the afternoon
respectively of each day, at the city of
VicksburgVicksburg, at the Childrens Hotel, recently
kept by Glidewell in said city in the
County of WarrenCounty of Warren & State of Missis
Miles C. Folkes Mayor.