Preston, a man of color v. George W. Coons
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State of MissouriMissouri,
St. Louis County
ss.

This day personally appeared
before the undersigned, PrestonPreston , the above
named petitioner, who being duly sworn
on his oath saith that the facts stated
in the foregoing petition are true to the
best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th Day of May 1844.

PrestonPreston Duty x his Mark

Alphonso WitmoreAlphonso Witmore
Justice of the peace