Thornton Kinney v. John F. Hatcher and Charles C. Bridges
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State of LouisianaLouisiana
City of New OrleansOrleans

Deposition of Sundry Witnesses taken before
me WilliamWilliam Christy ChristyWilliam Christy , commissioner of the State ofMissouri
MissouriMissouri, for the said State of LouisianaLouisiana, duly com-
missioned and qualified, on the Twenty second day of May AD 1854 at my Office, in the said City of
New OrleansOrleans, to be used on the part of the Defendants in
the trial of a certain cause pending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for the county of St LouisSt Louis, in the State of MissouriMissouri
aforesaid wherein ThorntonThornton Kinney KinneyThornton Kinney is Plaintiff and
James T Hatcher & another are Defendants, pursuant
to the annexed commission and notice issuing out of
said Court.

JohnEaton being first duly caution
ed and solemnly sworn, to tell the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth, did depose and says
That, as, one of the members of the firm of JJ A Morrison AJ A Morrison MorrisonJ A Morrison
& Co he signed the names of JamesW.Robinson
JohnJohn Graham GrahamJohn Graham , and Robert Graham, former owners of
the Steam Boat "Caddo," as well as that of JamesA.
Morrison & Co as sureties to the annexed Bill of sale
of the slave "KinneyKinney ," to John T. Hatcher, mark
ed as exhibit A and that he was fully authorized
by all the Said parties to execute the sale, in the

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manner and form exhibited

And further this Deponent sayeth not.

John Eaton