Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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RalphRalph a man of color
Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan

In the
saint louis
Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Deposition of witness produced sworn
and examined at the court house
in the town of MadisonvilleMadisonville in the
county of HopkinsHopkins and state of
KentuckyKentucky before me EEdward W R Woolfolk WEdward W R Woolfolk REdward W R Woolfolk WoolfolkEdward W R Woolfolk
a justice of the peace within & for
said state & county in a certain cause
now depending in the circuit court
of saint louis county & state of missouri
between RalphRalph a man of color
plaintiff & Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan Defendant
on the 28th day of November A.D. 1833
between the hours of 8 o'clock A.M. & 6 o'clock
P.M. of said day on the part
of the plaintiff.

WilliamWilliam Bradley of lawful age being
produced, sworn and examined on the
part of the plaintiff deposith and sayeth
Question 1st on the part of the plaintiff.
Do you know John Steel & his general
character: Answer: several years age when
Mr.Steellived in KentuckyKentucky I had a partialacquaintance

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with him but did not live in the same neighborhood
at present I am not acquainted with his general Character

Question 2nd on the part of the plaintiff
from your knowledge of his general
character as a man of truth would you
have believed him when on oath in a court
of justice.

answer as I have before stated I am not
very well acquainted withMr. Steel's general
character I never heard his credibility on oath disputed
while I knew him in KentuckyKentucky

WW Bradley .BradleyW Bradley