Delph vs. Stephen Dorris
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Beverly A Ramsay of lawful age being produceed sworn
â& examined on the part of the Defendant deposeth & saith
"Delp a mulatto, girl now about thirty two years of age was
"born a slave for life the property of Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr
"late of CallawayCallaway County county in this state that said JosiahJosiah
âby deed of sale conveyed, said DelphDelph to JonathanJonathan Ramsay ,RamsayJonathan Ramsay
"by whom said DelphDelph was some years afterwards conveyed,
"to StephenStephen C Dorriss, said Defendant now of CallawayCallaway County county
â Mo,. That said JosiahJosiah never at any time since the birth
"of said DelphDelph , owned another slave of the name of DelphDelph
"that said DelphDelph has been seen, by this Defendant in the
" City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, where he undersstands she now resides
"That he this Deponent knew one Thomas PattersonThomas Patterson who
âwas a subscribing witness,, to the said Deed of sale by
"which said Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr conveyed said Delf with,
"other slaves to said Jonathan RamsayJonathan Ramsay - that said PattersonPatterson
âremoved from the state of KentuckyKentucky, to the Territory of Ar
âKansas, and that some, years ago it was currently report,
âed among his acquaintances, & connections in the state
"of MissouriMissouri and believed by them that said PattersonPatterson was