He has known James Harris since childhood.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Granville County }
This day John Dickerson personaly appeard before me David A. Paschall an acting Justice of the peace for the said county and made oath that he has been acquainted with Jas. Harris from his childhood & knows him to be Free that he is a dark mulatoe has a scar upon his head & is about nineteen years of age John X Dickerson
Sworn to and subscribed Before me this 18th day of March 1848 D.A. Paschall J.P.
James Henry Harris Personal Collection, North Carolina State Archives.