Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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Deposition of witness produced Sworn and examined
at the Court House in the County ofCounty of Hopkins HopkinsCounty of Hopkins and
State of KentuckyKentucky before me SamuelSamuel MortonMorton a Justince
of the peace in and for the County and state aforesaid
in a certain cause now depending in the Circuit Court
of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis State of MissouriMissouri between
RalphRalph (a man of Color) is Plaintiff and ColemanColeman Duncan DuncanColeman Duncan
is Defendant,

Ambrose G GordonAmbrose G Gordon of lawful age being produced
and sworn and examined on the part of the Defendant
and sayeth

Question by Defendant do your know the plaintiff
and how long have you known him
Answer. I know him well he was once the property
of my father I have known him from my
infancy near twenty eight years.

question by same where did he reside and
with whom during the years 1816. 1817,
& 1818.

Answer. He resided the principal part of his time
at my Fathers in HopkinsHopkins county KentuckyKentucky &
some parts at the SalineSalinelick now the State ofIllinois

question same do you know of your father
Taking him to Ill to hire him
Answer: I do not believe he ever did at any time
and further this Deponant SayethSayeth not

AmbroseAmbrose G Gordon G GordonAmbrose G Gordon