Dorinda, a free woman of Colour vs. John Simonds, Jr.
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in the State of IllinoisIllinois.

Question2. What do you know concerning her residence in the StateIllinois
of IllinoisIllinois Please State the circumstances attending it.
Answer In the fall of 1823I saw a communication from Mr. Arington PhelpsArington Phelps to Mr. HamiltonHamilton requesting him to
attend to having out DorindaDorinda in the County of Case goe
s a a State of MissouriMissouri. I was at Colo. James Gill's
with Mr. HamiltonHamilton the same fall when I saw Dorin
da for the first time. I heard Mr. HamiltonHamilton tel
her that he would take her to MissouriMissouri and will
her ours and heard her request him to per-
suit her to go and five Stay with him untill her
master should return and take tookher home. I asked her if
her Master sent her to Live with Mr. HamiltonHamilton She
said no But that she he was to be Mr. HamiltonHamilton
was to him her is MissouriMissouri But that she had much
rather Stay with Mr. HamiltonHamilton until her master
returned. She remained with Mr. HamiltonHamilton at BrownBrown
[ wille ]JacksonJackson County CountyJackson County IllinoisIllinois and after eight or ten
months Mr. PhelpsPhelps wrote to Mr. HamiltonHamilton the having
been informed of DorindaDorinda ; Situation requesting him
to take DorindaDorinda to MissouriMissouri and him her there
Mr HamiltonHamilton accordingly took her to JacksonJackson Miss-
ouri for the purpose of hiring her their - She when
there requested Mr. HamiltonHamilton and myself
to permit her to return with us to IllinoisIllinois and personal
ly absolutely requested to remain in MissouriMissouri. She retur-
ned with Mr. HamiltonHamilton . and remained until about
August 1825 when her Master Mr. PhelpsPhelps on his re-
turn from a trip to KentuckyKentucky called and took her
with him and she went without any apparent
reluctance.

DianaDiana Mr. HamiltonHamilton

Sworn and Submitted to before sue on the day at the place and
between the hours first aforesaid

Jack Manning J. P.