Ben, a man of color v. Thomas I. White and William D. Woods
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Eliya HowardHoward of lawful age being
produceed and sworn upon her oath states
that he is a citizen of IllinoisIllinois and that about
five years ago he was a citizen of St.Claire County That he knows
the plaintiff in this suit. That he
because, acquainte with Ben about
five years ago, in St County
where he was then working in
the Cole mines, that he as deponents
, which working in te mine
That remainded then about
six in eight weeks,- That he was
brought there, from St. LouisSt Louis in
by a man by the name of
and he was kept in their
working the until he was brought
back to St. LouisSt Louis 6 or 8 weeks after
he was brought over-
the away and belives
he was in the employ of which And
further this deponent faith not



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