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PREFERRED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AGAINST HIM, FOR

CORRUPT CONDUCT IN OFFICE, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS.

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LANSING:
W. S. GEORGE & CO., STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS.

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TESTIMONY OF S. C. ALDERMAN.

S. C. Alderman, a witness, produced, sworn, and examined on the part and behalf of the House of Representatives, testified as follows:

Examined by Mr. Manager Grosvenor:
Question. Where do you reside ?
Answer. In the village of Ionia.
Q. How long have you resided there?
A. About twenty-five years.
Q. What is your principal business and occupation ?

A. Land surveyon qivil engineen land selector, and dealer in lands.

Q. State whether you ever made an application for land on section 16,-school lands,-town 24 north, range 3 west ?

A. Yes, sir.
Q. Two fractions, 5 and 6, lying upon the lake ?
A. Yes, sir. I didn't make any written application.
Q. Did you apply for them ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. When ?
A. It was about the last of December, 1871.
Q. About the last ?
A. Yes, sir; near the last.

Q. State what you said and did at the office, with reference to purchasing those lands.

A. I asked Mr. Robinson if I could have those lands a quarter down? He said I could have them at a quarter down, if I would make an affidavit that they were not valuable for timber.

& Did he gire you the form of an affidavit ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Have you that form with you ?
A. I may have it with me.

Q. Just look and see whether you have it in your memorandum. (Witness produces an affidavit.]

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