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The State of Louisiana Parish of Livingston Be it remembered and known that on this the 28th day of February A.D. 1867 personally came and appeared before me Sanford R Terry a Justice of the Peace for the eighth ward of the Parish and State aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn to act in said capacity Mr Charles T. Broomfield and James M McDowell, citizens of many years standing and residence in said Parish and State, who after being duly sworn did depose and say, that they are well acquainted with one Elijah Williams who was raised in this neighborhood, that he left this vicinity with one Wm R Brooks, knowing him to be a thief, that he was intimate with said Brooks and considered one of his associates, that his character for truth and veracity in the community in which he resided was and is bad, that he would not believe him on oath, and that no man or cause could be injured by his oath before us, or either of us - C. T. Broomfield J. McDowell Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 28th day of February A.D. 1867. Sanford R. Terry, J. P.
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