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I, Joseph L Russell, a citizen of the County of Jefferson, hereby certify that I have known, Ary, the negro slave of John H. Allstadt named in the foregoing statement of Mr. Eichelberger who died a few days after returning from the jail, where her sone Ben died, to the home of her master, for twenty five years, and that her health was always good. I have no hesitation in ascribing her death to the extreme fright and consequent debility resulting from the capture of her children, taken from their beds on their master's plantation