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

Charles H. Haven being duly sworn upon his oath
states that he is well acquainted
withmost of the material facts the dangers that threaten
the foregoing petitioner and he verily believes that the Petitioner is in peril of being rum
off by the aforesaid CharlesCharles C. BridgesBridges who as agent and attorney in fact for JohnJohn F Hatcher
FJohn F Hatcher . HatcherJohn F Hatcher the pretended owner of petitioner, threatens to take him off and carry
him immediately beyond the jurisdiction of your Honor and hold him in orsell
him into slavery. The erasure in the second line between the words that & he all
done before making this affidavit.

Charles H. Haven

Sworn and subscribed before me
this day of July A. D. 1853

HamiltonHamilton .

Judge of the 8thJudicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri