Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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Coloured man RalphRalph for twelvemonths page 3rd
Answer I did

Question By Same was or was you not in
Company with the said JesseJesse and ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan in the year 1829 in KentuckyKentucky and
heard Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan and JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan
Settle up for the hire of the Coloured man RalphRalph
years Work - Answer I did

Question by same did or ded you not hear
Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan demand of JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan
to Deliver him his negro man RalphRalph
Answer I did

Question by same have you or have you not
lived with saidColeman DuncanColeman Duncan since the time
of settlement for the hire of said negro RalphRalph
Answer I have ; Question by same do or do
you not know that Jesse DuncanJesse Duncan never
returned said negro RalphRalph to Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan
Agreeable to Contract - Answer he never
did - Question by same was or was
not JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan Bound to Deliver to ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan the Coloured man RalphRalph when Called for
Answer as I understood -

John DuncanJohn Duncan
and further this Deponent SayethSayeth not

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the deposition of BrisonBrison Pursley PursleyBrison Pursley taken in the same
Case and at the same time and place this deponent
Being of lawfull age and first Duly sworn deposith
and SayethSayeth - Question By deft

did or did not JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan Stash down the
river in your Boat which was Bound for OrleansOrleans in 1828 with a
Coloured man with him named RalphRalph said to be the property
of Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan . Answer yes he did
Question By Same did or did not your Boat
get slow before you got very far

Answer it did - Question By Same
did or did not the saidJesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan leave the
Boat and take the Coloured man RalphRalph with
him - Answer he did / Question by same
did you not or did you Ever hear me give
the said JesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan leave to take the said
Coloured man RalphRalph out of the State ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky
Answer I never did
BrisonBrison Pursley PursleyBrison Pursley
and further this deponent SayethSayeth not

Adjourned untill the 28th July 1830

J. Laffoon Pp.