Coleman Duncan vs. Jonathan Duncan
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In a far further plea in this behalf said
defendant says Sandy plaintiff ought not to
have & maintain his said author agaisnt him
because he says - that heretofore to wit on
the twenty second day of April AD 1830
at GalinaGalena in the State of IllinoisIllinois are
GilbertGilbert a Black Man
was legally made free by a bid
of Emancipation & said defendant further
says that said plaintiff
knowing said GilbertGilbert to befree as aforesaid
at St LouisSt Louis aforesaid on the day of
Said Supposed writing obligatory unlawfully
seige Said & then & there sell said
GilbertGilbert to said defendant as a slave
well knowing said GilbertGilbert to be a free man

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and Said defendant did then & there in
consideration of Said Sale of Said GilbertGilbert
be made as aforesaid & for no other -
considerations whatsoever make & deliver to said
plantiff Said Supposed writing obligatory declared on
& this the defendant is ready to verify wherefore
he prays Judgment &c

Bud & Gamble attrs for
Deft