Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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Instructions For Taking Depositions.

The officer taking the Depositions will observe the following forms and mode of proceeding-commence thus:

âDepositions of Witnesses produced, sworn and examined, at the office of JamesF.Mahen a Justice
of the Peace , in the County ofCounty of Marion MarionCounty of Marion, and State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri, before me,
(name of Officer, and style of Office,) in a certain cause, now pending in the the Saint LouisSt Louis Circuit
in the Sate of MissouriMissouri, between SarahSarah , a woman of color
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam WaddinghamWaddingham
defendant
on the part of the defendant
M. ProsserProsser ., of lawful age, being produced, sworn and examined, on the part of the defendant deposeth,
and saith, (here insert the statement of the witness.â)

Note.-Every deposition must be reduced to writing in presence of the officer before whom it is taken, and signed by the witness.

If any paper or exhibit is produced and proved, or referred to by a witness, it ought to be described in his deposition, or marked and referred to
by the Deponent, in such manner that it may be identified when the Deposition is read-and all such papers and exhibits must be attached to, and
returned with the depostion.

The officer will annex at the foot of the Deposition of each witness, the following certificate:

âI (insert name of Officer, and style of Office,) do hereby certify, that SamuelSamuel M. ProsserProsser , the deponent, whose place of residence
is in Marian County in the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri was by me sworn as the (or affirmed,) to testify the
whole truth of his knowledge touching the matter in controversy in the cause aforesaid; that deponent was
examined, and his examination reduced to writing, and subscribed by said deponent, in my presence, on the
day of May in the year eighteen hundred and forty six, between the hours of eight O'clock in the forenoon,
and six O'clock of the afternoon, at the Office of JamesJames F. Mahon a Justice of the Peace
in the County ofCounty of Marion MarionCounty of Marion and State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

Given and certified, the Second day of May, 1846

P. F--."