Joe, a black man vs. Colman Duncan, James Duncan
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StateCircuit Court of MissouriMissouri
County of St.LouisCounty of St Louisss.

Joe being duly summon his oath saith
that he has no doubt that said Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan or
James DuncanJames Duncan or both of them will as soon as opportunity
permits, seize him carry him out of the state of MissouriMissouri that they have both of them
told this deponent that they meant to carry
him to AlabamaAlabama and sell him; and that they will
accomplish this object in spite of the order of the judge
or court is deponents belief that neither said
JamesJames nor ColemanColeman is a citizen of
the State of MissouriMissouri: That this deponent sued for