State of Missouri,
County of Lawrence
"In the matter
of pension claim of Sarah M. Stewart, widow of
Abijah Stewart late of Co. E 1st. Tenn LIght
On this 6th day of April 1891, personally appeared
before me a Notary Public within and for the County
and State aforesaid Dr. E. P. Hansard, who being
duty sworn declares that his age is 48 Years that
he has been a practicing physician for 20 years,
that he first became acquainted with Abijah Stewart
about the year 1888 that his physical condition
was as follows:
"I first saw him March 12th 1888. He had Chronic diarrhea. He was also
very much jaundiced & states that he has been so for some years. He did
March 19 - 1888. I considered this immediate cause of his death"
He further declares that his postoffice address
is Pierce City, Lawrence County, Missouri, That
he has no interest in this claim and is not concerned
in its prosecution.
E. P. Hansard M. D."