To David A. Smith 
Dear Sir: June 17. 1853.
The depositions from New-York arrived this morning.  I have not had time to read them; but they are very long & are made by the [n]ine persons whose names follow, towit Jasper Corning, Thomas Denny, Guy Richards, James Boorman, John C. Brigham, John Marsh, Nathaniel Richards, George D. Phelps & William M. Halstead.
I have written to Carlinville,  as I promised you. Yours truly