Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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Also the Deposition of Ambrose G. Gordon taken
at the time & place mentioned in the caption to
be read a evidence in the Same Cause this deponant
being of lawful age and first duly
sworn and examined on behalf of the Defendant,
deposes and sayeth,

Question by Defendant were you acquainted
with John Steel formerly of HopkinsHopkins county if so State
all you know about his general character, whether he
has a family or not whether he could be relied
upon when on oath and where he is at this time -
Ans I knew Mr. Steel he married the daughter of
Maj DowneyDowney of this county, by where she had three
children she and her children are at her fathers
in this county.