Coleman Duncan vs. Jonathan Duncan
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And for further plea in this behalf said plaintiff
Defendant Says said Plaintiff ought not to have
& maintain his said action against him because
he says that at the time of executing said
supposed writing obligatory said plaintiff had
illegally seized & possessed himself of a free man
by the name of GilbertGilbert which he claimed
as his slave small knowing said GilbertGilbert to be
a free man & the said plaintiff then & there
agreed with the defendant that if he would
pay said defendant plaintiff one hundred Dollars
& if said Defendant & said GilbertGilbert would
to him then joint obligation for three
hundred Dollars payable on the conditions & at
the times specified in said supposed writing
obligatory declared on that then said plaintiff
would sell & deliver said GilbertGilbert to said defendant
as a slave & make & deliver to said defendant
a loadcarrying said GilbertGilbert as a slave
and said plaintiff defendant says that he did
then & there pay to said plaintiff one hundred
dollars & he & said GilbertGilbert did then & there
sign seal & deliver to said plaintiff said supposed
writing obligatory declared on and said
plaintiff did then & there sell & deliver to said
defendant said GilbertGilbert as a Slave & to
said defendant a by which he declared
that he thereby sold & delivered to said defendant
said GilbertGilbert as a slave and said defendant
says that at the time said plaintiff sold said
GilbertGilbert as a slave as aforesaid said GilbertGilbert
was a free man & said plaintiff will
and said defendant avers that

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that said one hundred dollars was paid &
said supposed writing obligatory declared an
as aforesaid in consideration of the
said sale of said GilbertGilbert as a slave made
as aforesaid & for no other consideration
& this defendant is ready to certify wherefore
he prays Judgment

Bud & Gamble Attys
for Dft