Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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also the deposition of HiramHiram Woodruff WoodruffHiram Woodruff taken at
the same time and place to be read as evidence
in the same cause on the part of the plaintiff this deponent being of lawful
age and first duly sworn deposes& says
Quest by plaintiff was you or not acquainted
with RalphRalph a man of color claimed by ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan

AnsYes I was a little acquanted with him
Quest by same Do you or not know that
said RalphRalph was hired to labor at the lead
mines in the state of IllinoisIllinois in the year
1828 or 1829

Ans. I saw him at work there in 1827 or 1828
I cant recollect which

Ques by same How longdid said RalphRalph
work at the mines

Ans I went with him to the mines in

IllinoisIllinois and stayed there about 3 months and when I came away I left him
there at work

Ques by same who took RalphRalph to the

AnsJesseJesse Duncan DuncanJesse Duncan