Milly v. Stephen Smith
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to the best, of my knowledge recollection,
and belief, he moved in said prarie
in the month of October or November 1826. and from his conduct and conversation
I understood he intended to make, it
his [ perminent ] place of residence
and have never understood that he has
abandoned the same, and verily believe
the same to be his present residence.

Question 2nd.

Do you or do you not know whether
he brought with him to said state and
residence certain black or coloured, persons
if so from what state what were
their names colours ages, and sexes, and
number_ Answer. to the best of my
knowledge recollection and belief the said
DavidDavid Shipman brought with him from
the State ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky, to his said residence
in said prarie at the time he first
moved there a mulatto, man named
MosesMoses , aged about thirty years. MillyMilly
his the said Moses', wife aged about
twenty six years. HenryHenry a negro boy
of about sixteen years of age. BillyBilly ,
a coloured boy aged about twelve years
DavidDavid a coloured boy aged about twenty
months and two other coloured & mulatto,
children aged between Eight & twelve years.

Question 3d.

Do or do you not know how long MillyMilly
named in the above answer remained in said