State of Illinois SS
County of Bureau 8
I, Stephen G Paddock, clerk, of the County Court of said County hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with M C. D. Trimble the bearer of these lines, and know him to be a loyal citizen of the United States of America
Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Princeton in said County this 24th day of May A.D. 1863.
Stephen G Paddock clerk