City and County of Los Angeles, ss:
I, the Rev. Peter Verdaguer, rector of the Cathedral of St. Vibiana and of Our Lady of Angels, being duly sworn, depose and say that I knew the late Right Rev. Thaddeus Amat, bishop of Monterey; that said bishop died in the city of Los Angeles the 12th day of May, 1878; that I saw his corpse after his demise, attended at the funeral, and witnessed the remains being deposited in the basement of the cathedral.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of June, A. D. 1878.