deem just and proper, and as in duty bound he will every pray. &c &c.
State of Missouri
Personally appeared before me and maketh oath and saith that the facts stated in the foregoing petition are true as far as stated from his own knowledge, and as far as stated from the information of others he believes to be true, given under my hand this 15th day of March A D. 1839.
Sworn to & subscribed to before me abraham Shafer a Justice of the peace within and for in the State of Missouri this 15th day of March 1839.
Abraham Shafer J. P. [p. 27]