Milly v. Stephen Smith
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further says that in conversation with said
SmithSmith a Short time after said Negroes,
came to this place to reside that SmithSmith
told this deponent that he had a mortagage
or sum on said Negros but that he never
had them in his possession, neither had he
ever paid any money on account of them
and further this deponent saith not

Their came JohnsonJohnson Summers, who being
[ concienciously ], scrupulous, against taking
an oath who being by me duly affirmed,
saith that on or about the 8th day of May 1827 he arrived in St LouisSt Louis MissouriMissouri in
[ pursuit ] of four Negros said to have been
[ kidnaped ] from this County on or about
the 4th day of May 1827 their, names were
MillyMilly WilliamWilliam HarryHarry Dick ,DickHarry Dick and DavidDavid Shipman
that on said day he saw said Negros in
possession of Stephen SmithStephen Smith and further
that said Negros, brought suit for
freedom against said SmithSmith on or
about the same time in St LouisSt Louis MissouriMissouri
and further this deponent saith not.