Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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JamesJames Bishop of careful age, being produced,
sworn and examined, on the part of the
plaintiff and sayeth.

Question 1st by the plaintiff
Do you know John Steel and his general
character as a man of truth and if so
would you believe him on oath in a
court of justice

answer Ihad apartialacquaintance with
one John Steel when he lived in this county
which was seven years ago I neverknew him
sworn in a court of justice but from my
acquaintance with him during the time
of his residence in this county I should
believehe was in titled to credit when on
oath in a court of Justice

JamesJames Bishop