Affidavit, 3 October 1843–A [State of Illinois v. Drown on Habeas Corpus]

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Ill Ss. [scilicet]
On this the third day of October 1843 Christian Upperman personally appeared before me Leonard E Harrington a justice of the peace of said , and being duly Sworn deposeth and saith that Sometime the last of August A D. 1842 or thereabouts, Charles Drown came to me and told me he had found out a way to get our pay of Mallery [Lemuel Mallory]— and to morrow evening before I go to bed I will set my brass kettle out upon the Side of the chimney. and I want you to take it. and hide it in Mallerys Stable and if you will do it up about right you never shall be forgot. and I will on Monday Morning, (this being Saturday evening) go and Swear out a Search warrant and find the property in his possession and before he will go to jail he will pay us what he owes us. on Sunday evening I went to him and told him I was ignorant. and asked him if it would be be pleasing in the sight of God to do so and he said anything that would humble a man and make him pay his honest debts was pleasing in the sight of God. and further more this deponent enters a complaint against the said Charles Drown for perjury. and requests a warrant in accordance therewith
X <​his mark​>Christian Upperman
Sworn to and SubScribed before me this the third day of October A D 1843
Leonard E Harrington Justice of the peace of Ill [p. [1]]
Ill Ss. [scilicet]
On this the third day of October 1843 Christian Upperman personally appeared before me Leonard E Harrington a justice of the peace of said , and being duly Sworn deposeth and saith that Sometime the last of August A D. 1842 or thereabouts, Charles Drown came to me and told me he had found out a way to get our pay of Mallery [Lemuel Mallory]— and to morrow evening before I go to bed I will set my brass kettle out upon the Side of the chimney. and I want you to take it. and hide it in Mallerys Stable and if you will do it up about right you never shall be forgot. and I will on Monday Morning, (this being Saturday evening) go and Swear out a Search warrant and find the property in his possession and before he will go to jail he will pay us what he owes us. on Sunday evening I went to him and told him I was ignorant. and asked him if it would be be pleasing in the sight of God to do so and he said anything that would humble a man and make him pay his honest debts was pleasing in the sight of God. and further more this deponent enters a complaint against the said Charles Drown for perjury. and requests a warrant in accordance therewith
X his markChristian Upperman
Sworn to and SubScribed before me this the third day of October A D 1843
Leonard E Harrington Justice of the peace of Ill [p. [1]]
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