Complaint, Christian Upperman to Orson Spencer, 10 April 1843 [State of Illinois v. Drown]

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State of Illinois) ss
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Personally came before me one of The justices of the peace <for Said > Christian Upperman, who being duly sworn according to law deposeth & saith that on or about the month of September 1842 in conversation with Charles Drown of Said said Chas. Drown proposed to deponent in Order to rid himself & deponent of a debt owing to Lemuel Mallory of said County That deponent should take his, Drown’s Brass Kettle & put in <it> into said Lemuel Mallory’s Stable without the knowledge of said Mallory he could thereby get said Mallory lodged in Jail <for Stealing> until he Mallory would feel compelled to relinquish the debt in favor of Mallory
X <his mark> Christian Upperman (LS)
Signed in presence of
Catherine C[urtis] Spencer
Sworn to & Subscribed before me This 10th. April A.D. 1843
J. P (LS) [p. [1]]
State of Illinois) ss
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Personally came before me one of The justices of the peace for Said Christian Upperman, who being duly sworn according to law deposeth & saith that on or about the month of September 1842 in conversation with Charles Drown of Said said Chas. Drown proposed to deponent in Order to rid himself & deponent of a debt owing to Lemuel Mallory of said County That deponent should take his, Drown’s Brass Kettle & put it into said Lemuel Mallory’s Stable without the knowledge of said Mallory he could thereby get said Mallory lodged in Jail for Stealing until he Mallory would feel compelled to relinquish the debt in favor of Mallory
X his mark Christian Upperman (LS)
Signed in presence of
Catherine Curtis Spencer
Sworn to & Subscribed before me This 10th. April A.D. 1843
J. P (LS) [p. [1]]
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