Malinda and Nelly, people of color, by and through their next friend, Beriah Cleland v. Robert Wilburn
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State of IllinoisIllinois
Sangamon CountySangamon County

In Pursuance of a Dedimus to me
Directed by the Circuit Court of the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louisstate state of MissouriMissouri
a Subpoena issued for the attendance of
SamuelSamuel S Irwin on the Twenty First Day of January Eighteen Hundred and Twenty Four between the hours of Six AM and Six PM at which
Time and place the Said SamuelSamuel L
Irwin attended and was examined
on his oath Touching a matter in
controversy now pending in the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of StCounty of St Louis
LouisCounty of St Louis wherein MalindaMalinda a woman
of [ Coulor ] is Plaintiff and RobertRobert Wilburn
WilburnRobert Wilburn Defendant As Touching
the matter as afforesaid the Deponent saith that in the last of October 1821
Robert WilburnRobert Wilburn [ Braught ]MalindaMalinda
as above to his residence on Richland
Creeke Sangamon then MadisonMadison County and [ keept ] her
Till Some time in December the Same year
at the time Said WilburnWilburn [ braught ] the
Said MalindaMalinda to this place he told me
that he intended to [ moove ] to MisouriMissouri
Roath before and after said WilburnWilburn
[ Brout ]MalindaMalinda to this place and at
Sunday times he told me he intended
to move. Also Said WilburnWilburn Sold his
Improvement to me in July 1821