Joe, a black man vs. Colman Duncan, James Duncan
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And for a further plea in this behalf the
said James DuncanJames Duncan says that the said Joe
ought not to have & maintain his action aforesaid against
him the said JamesJames , because he says that the said Joe
at the time of the committing of the said supposed trespasses was
and still is a slave without this that the said
Joe was at the said time a free person as he has
above in his declaration alleged and of this he
the james puts himself upon the County

filedJuly 28th 1830

E BatesEdward Bates Atty

A. G. Clerk