Thornton Kinney v. John F. Hatcher and Charles C. Bridges
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

JamesJames Harrison HarrisonJames Harrison
a citizen of St LouisSt Louis and now Janitor
of the St LouisSt Louis states that for some three years
last past he has known the said ThorntonThornton Kinney KinneyThornton Kinney as a
free man going & coming to New OrleansOrleans& as an honest, good
& faithful man - married here, at no times himself
or acting in any other way than a free man which he knows to be the case now
report as well as by permits to travel to and fro between
here and New OrleansOrleans given by the proper authorities, here
in New OrleansOrleans to him as a free man - one in particular
while he was in the employ of CaptainCaptain JorgeTaylorTaylor of the
SteamBoat St LouisSt Louis This affiant has no double that
said KinneyKinney is a free man from everything he has seen or
heard of him for the severalyears that he hasknownhim

JamesJames his X
mark HarrisonHarrison

Subscribed & sworn to in
open Court this23d July 1853

R J. HowardHoward