United States of America
District of West Florida
To Elijah Robbins and William Evans, Esqrs Greeting
Having special trust and confidence in your skill and fidelity you or any two of you are hereby authorized and empowered to take in the form of Law, the testimony of Robert C. Adams, Warham Cromwell, & William M. Loften, to be read in evidence in the trial of a libel against the Schooner Emperor, and against Charles G. Cox Master, before the Judge of our Superior Court of Law at Pensacola; and the same having taken, to be sealed up by you and directed to the said Supreme Court with the Commission.
Witness the Honorable John A Cameron Judge of our said court at Pensacola this twenty fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty seven and of the Independence of the United States the 61st year
Wm. W. Kelly Clk
Charles G. Cox
By virtue of a precept directed to us as commissioners from the Office of the Clerk of the Subpoena Court for the County of Escambia in the District of West-Florida, to take depositions in said causes, Robert C. Adams, William M. Loften, & Warham Cromwell, Appeared before us on the 21st day of August 1837 and being duly sworn and cautioned, Robert C. Adams answers to the 1st I do not know the Schooner or Cox --