Vincent Duncan vs. James Duncan
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Willis HargraveHargrave of Lawful age being duly sworn depositions as follows
that he knew VincentVincent a negro man belonging to DuncanDuncan of KentuckyKentucky
he was at SalineSaline for several years and appeard to do much as he
pleased at one time DuncanDuncan got deponent to assist him to take
VincentVincent for the purpose of taking him home and we him but
whether he did at that time force him off or not he does not rec-
ollect, but VincentVincent begged much to stay a little longer as
he said to settle his business and that he would have went home
as soon as that was over at any rate and from the conversation
of VincentVincent & his master it appeared that there had been a good
deal of deception on the part of VincentVincent on this subject and
that DuncanDuncan had got quite out of patience with he false pretences

Abner West being of lawfull age and first duly sworn depo
and seth sayeth

Question by defendant: do or do you not know that VincentVincent the reputed
plaintiff is and was a slave one of the number belonging to the
estate of JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan deceased the father of the deft JamesJames Duncan
DuncanJames Duncan . Answer I do.

By same Do or do you not know that he was hired at the SalineSaline Salt
Works in IllinoisIllinois. Answer I understood so by the

Question by Same. Did or did not VincentVincent after he was sometime at the SalineSaline
became disobedient and refused to return to his master JamesJames Duncan
DuncanJames Duncan . Answer yes. he did.

Question by Same Is or is not James DuncanJames Duncan the defendant the son of the
deceased JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan answer I believe it.

Question by Same. Do or do you not know that I ever received one years him from
any one person at the SalineSaline lick for the services of said VincentVincent . Answer
I do not

Question by Same. Do or do you not know that I tried frequently to get said Vin-
cent away from said SalineSalineor not lick and could not. Answer
I do know it for I was with him

AlexanderAlexander Miller being sworn etc, deposith and sayeth.

Question by deft do or do you not knew that VincentVincent the reputed plaintiff
is and was a slave one of the number belonging to the estate
of JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan deceased father of the deft. Answer I do

Question by Same Is or is not JamesJames Duncan DuncanJames Duncan the deft a son of JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan Ans
he is

Question by Same Do or do you not know whether I ever received any thing
for the [ him ] of said VincentVincent or not Answer I do not

Question by Same Do or do you not know that I frequently tired to get said
VincentVincent from the lick and could not. Answer I have generally
understood so

Question by Same Have or have you not frequently while said VincentVincent
was at the lick that he was absent there and done as he pleased