Owen Circuit Court
Geo. T. Mefford Plaintiff
T. M. Walker, Jr. Defendant
The defendant T. M. Walker presents this his petition in the above styled action which has been commenced in the Circuit Court for Owen County, Kentucky, and states that the plaintiff George T. Mefford is a citizen of the State of Kentucky and was so at the commencement of this action – that this petitioner is a citizen of the state of Indiana – that the matter in dispute exceeds the sum of $500.00 exclusive of costs – that this suit is one in which there can be a final determination of the controversy so far as it concerns him without the presence of the other defendants as parties in the case. He says further that he has reason to and does believe that from prejudice and local influence he will not be able to obtain justice in this State Court.
The petitioner therefore presents this his petition and affidavit for the removal of this suit into the next Circuit Court of the United States to be held in this the Kentucky district, and he here and now offers to execute bond with good and sufficient surety for his entering in such Circuit Court of the United States for the Kentucky District copies of all process, pleadings, depositions, testimony and other proceedings in this suit, and doing such other appropriate acts as by the laws of the United States are required to be done for the removal of the suit into said United States Court. He therefore prays that this Court accept said security and proceed no further in this suit.
T. M. Walker
T. M. Walker says that the statements of the foregoing petition are true.
T. M. Walker
Sworn to before me by T. M. Walker this May 11, 1875
Jo C. Revill
Clk Owen Cir Ct.
An identical petition was filed by Willis Russell dates May 11, 1875 also.