Maria Whiten vs. Garland Rucker
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Jno Crenshaw being of lawful age being produced
sworn and examined on th part of the plantiff deposeth
and sayeth.

Question of plff

Did were you acquainted with Lessu[ WhittenWhitten ]
and MariaMaria his slave and her child what time did
he come here, state what you know about them
Ans. I knew MariaMaria and WhittenWhitten has master and
her child they come to my Brothers A Crenshaws
house in this County about Christmas 1828. WhittenWhitten
wants to stay and work and hire his negros &
I told him his negro could get free if he staid
in this state Whitton state that he could not help
it for he was out on money and could go no
further and that he and his negro
must work for same & he hired MariaMaria with
her child to my Brother for sometime I not
known how long but think MariaMaria was with my
mother about three [ munths ],I had heard Whitton tell