Jonathan and Gilbert, men of color v. Coleman Duncan, Edward Tract, and Charles Wahrendorff
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Know all by those presents that I ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan of Hopkins CountyHopkins County in KentuckyKentucky for and
in consideration of four hundred Dollars to
me in hand paid by Jonathan DuncanJonathan Duncan a
free black man of St LouisSt Louis in MissouriMissouri have
granted bargained sold and conveyed and by
these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto
said Jonathan DuncanJonathan Duncan a certain Negro man
slave aged about Twenty five years named
GilbertGilbert being the same slave conveyed to me
JamesJames by Bill of Sale dated second day of
April in the year of our our Lord one thousand
eight hundred & Twenty six-to have & to hold
said Negro man slave named GilbertGilbert unto him
said JonathanJonathan his administrators & assigns
and I do hereby that I &
my representations shall forever warrant & defend
said slave & the title thereto unto the said
JonathanJonathan his executors administrators and
assigns against all presons claiming him as a slave

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand & seal this Twently fifth day of
May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty

Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan

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Signed Sealed &Delivered in presence of

J SpaldingJ Spalding