Joe, a black man vs. Colman Duncan, James Duncan
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freedom at GalenaGalena in IllinoisIllinois for freedom which
suit was not tried on the merits, but was defeated
on the ground that the wrong person was sued
& that there said James & Coleman made all
search for this deponment in order to carry him
off that they did at that time seize and carry
away several other slaves similarly situated,
but were not able to find deponent.

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me this 19th June 1830

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