Charles Tillman, of St. Louis MO
State of Missoi - ki, ) Covnly cf St. Lmtit. Before the uudersigued, Kdward W. Shands, a Com. mifsioner cf Deeds for Teimessee, iu aud for said ccunty, came Wm. H. Pearson, who states upon oath : I reside in frr. Louis City. Missouri, and am one of the firm of Lockwood 4. Pearson, merchauts, No. SS Levee. On tLe 19th day of June, 185S, the written agreeiueut heretofore attachtd aud marked " A," was placod in my hand by Capt. Klinefelter, for safe keeping. It has been in my possession eve since. Said document A" is hereby made part of the affidavit. On tue morning of the 26tli of June, 1858, about 8 o'clock in the morning, Capt. Klinefelter, of steamer Pennsylvania, in con:pany with Mr. Buchanan, Secretary of the Western River Improvement and Wrecking Company, came to my office and informed me that the mouey from the safe of. the steamboat Pennsylvania was at rbe Kxpress Company's office. .Capt. Klinefelter insisted that I should be "pre sent on bthall of the owners of the Pennsylvania, at the counting of the money which bad beeu recovered from the wreck of tiie Penu - svlvania. We found the money at the Express Office. Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Van Houten, and myself, received it from the Kxpress Company, aud took it to the office of the Wrecking Compauy in Sr. Louis. The silver was in a box, the gold iu a bag, sealed. We opened the packages, aud in the presence of Mr. Laditi, Vi. - e President ot the said Wrecking Compauy, Mr. Van Houten. aud Mr. uihanan, Secretary of said Com - panv, and others, tbe mouey was counted. The silver, ia part was melted aud run together; the gold was more or less injured and blackeued by the fire. Mr. Chas. Tillman, merchant of St. Louis, and myself counted the money, and found the amount as stated in the schedule as heretofore attached, and made part of this affidavit, and marked " B," whit;h we cigiied. The counting ot this money took us from about 9 o'clock A. M. to about 3 o'clock P. M. After the collating of this money 30 per cent, of the amount savtd was deducted for salvage, aud tbe remainder was delivered to Copt. Klinefelter and to our tirtu, and receipts were taken therefor. The total amount saved Ives $5,23h 65, and the salvage waa f I 571) 91, leavirs tbe balance delivered to Capt. Klinefelter and our firm f 3,0rl5 6C. This balance wns delivered to Capt. Klinefelter, and wae creUitel by our firm to the owners of the steam'joat Pennsylvania. The amount cf !3,G65 fti delivered to Capt. Klinefelter was inclusive of sixty dollars which had beeu given to him by Ctpt. Ninas at the wreck. W. H. Pearson. Sworn to and subscribed befjre rue this 25th day of l. s. August, A. D. 1858. Witness my hand and onVe seal, at office, in St. Lonis City, Mis - - souri. Edw. W. Shands, Commissioner.