Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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taken in KentuckyKentucky the 28th day of June 1831
The Depositions of which the following are witnesses
were then read in under me on the part of
the Defendant /here insert the Depositions
of AllenO BryanHiramHiram Woodruff WoodruffHiram Woodruff - John DuncanJohn Duncan & BrisonBrison Pursley
PursleyBrison Pursley - & the Depositions of Ambrose Gordon
William Gordon NathanNathan HibbsLawsonLawson Robertson
RobertsonLawson Robertson & Joseph RobertsonJoseph Robertson omitting the
Captions & certificates-/- the Depositions
on the part of the plaintiff were all taken
in KentuckyKentucky that of AllenO Bryan the
28 June 1831 Those of HiramHiram Woodruff WoodruffHiram Woodruff
John DuncanJohn Duncan & Brison PursleyBrison Pursley an the 26th day of July 1830- and said Deposition of
AmbroseAmbrose G Gordon G GordonAmbrose G Gordon William GordonWilliam Gordon
NathanNathan HibbsLawson RobertsonLawson Robertson
& Joseph RobertsonJoseph Robertson were taken an the 15th day of November 1831-

The following persons were then introduced to
give rebutting the underme & certified as follows

Abner MartinAbner Martin testified that he became
acquainted with said witness John SteeleJohn Steele in
KentuckyKentucky about 11 or 12 years age that
he went to school to said Steel & considered
him a man of good character that said
Steel when he know him & associated with
respectable people & he never heard any
thing alleged against said Steel as a
man of truth he further stated that
he knew NathanNathan HibbsLawson RobertsonLawson Robertson
& Joseph RobertsonJoseph Robertson whose Depositions had

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been read stated that the character of JosephJoseph Robertson
RobertsonJoseph Robertson forthwith was bad- but he knew nothing
against the character of Lawson RobertsonLawson Robertson
or NathanNathan Hibbs - but believed Mr.Hibbs was a
man of good character
John HartJohn Hart testified that he formerly lived
in Hopkins CountyHopkins County KentuckyKentucky where he became
acquanted with said & John Steel & where
he knew said Lawson & Joseph RobertsonJoseph Robertson
& NathanNathan Hibbs - that he never heard any
thing alleged against said Steel as a man
of truth that he known but little about
the character of Lawson RobertsonLawson Robertson or said
Hibbs- that Joseph RobertsonJoseph Robertson he generally
Saw at horse races & his character was not good but he could not say what his character
for truth was

John HJohn H Baldwin BaldwinJohn H Baldwin testified that he has been
acquanted with said Steel for Several years
that said Steel soon after his acquaintance
with him was employed by him & worked
in his shop that he had never heard any
thing alleged against the character of said
Steel & so far as he knew any thing about
him his character was fair