Vincent Duncan vs. James Duncan
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Deposition taken by virtue of Notices at the office
of JosephJoseph C Garnier with City of St LouisCity of St Louis, in the four=teenth day of October in the Year eighteen hundred and ninty one, Between the hours of nine of
Thrity one, Between the hours of nine oclock in the
forenoon and five oclock in the afternoon of same
day, and to be read in evidnece of two certain suites now
pending in the Circuit Court of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Between VincentVincent a man of color as plantiff and JamesJames Duncan
DuncanJames Duncan as Defendant. RalphRalph a man of color as
plaintiff and Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan as defendant
forsaid plantiffs

SamuelSamuel WoodsonWoodson being of lawful age and duly sworn
on the holy Evangelistsof Almighty[ god ] on his oath saith
that in the summer of the Year eighteen hundred and
twenty Eight, he was at mineral point in the Territory of
MichiganMichigan about fifty miles from . that about
that time he knew two negro men working under
the controlof James DuncanJames Duncan
Brother of ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan , and who were employed in mining, by James DuncanJames Duncan
who called then his negroes. that they worked at that
place, as far as deponant can recollect, about two or
three weeks. that saidJames DuncanJames Duncan took them
to some other place to work, that said deponent saw
nothing more of said negroes, until a year ago last-
Friday where deponent was at , where he witnesses
a trial Between said two Negroes who had sued
James DuncanJames Duncan or some other person for their freedom
deponent did not then know the Negroes until they
where he found them the JamesJames
Whereupon he had seen before at Mineral point that
or there trials,James DuncanJames Duncan disdained and pretending

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to said negros at her but said that they belonged
to his Brother Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan

Sams Stebbins

Sworn to to and Subscribed on the
any day & year, at the proceed
Between the hour first above
mentioned before me

G.C. Parmier justices of the
peace St LouisSt Louis Cunty