Delph vs. Stephen Dorris
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Commonwealth of KentuckyKentucky, Livingston CountyLivingston County

Depositions, of witnesses produced sworn, and examined at
the court in the town of Salem, Livingston CountyLivingston County state of
KentuckyKentucky, before me ChristopherChristopher Haynes, an acting Justice
of the peace in and for the county of LivingstonLivingston state of
KentuckyKentucky,, In a certain cause now depending, in the circuit
court in the county of St LouisSt Louis and state of MissouriMissouri
between DelphDelph a woman of [ Coulor ], plaintiff & StephenStephen
C Dorriss defendant on the part of the defendant

David BrownDavid Brown of lawfull age being produced
sworn and examined on the part of the defendant
deposeth, and saith. That, he was well acquainted,
with ThomasThomas Patterson PattersonThomas Patterson , in the years 1806. 7 & 8 in
this County that he has often soon him write
and that he was well acquainted, with his signature, and verily believes, and has no doubt,
that the signature, of the said ThomasThomas Patterson ,PattersonThomas Patterson
signed to a paper as a witness, now shown to be a bill of sale, from JosiahJosiah Ramsay Sr
RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr to JonathanJonathan Ramsay ,RamsayJonathan Ramsay for certain negroes,
is the proper and genuine, signature to the said
Thomas PattersonThomas Patterson , said [ Paket, ] or bill of sale is,
hereunto attached and marked thus, (A) (a) and
among other indorsements, on the, back is one in
these words filed 12th Octoer 1835 of
Clerk. This Deponant further sayeth that he
thinks and believes the, said Thomas PattersonThomas Patterson left,
this county LivingstonLivingston , sometime in the spring
summer, summer of the year of 1808 and went to
ArkansasArkansas, as since which time he has not seen him, been in this state of KentuckyKentucky, as this deponant
knows, of he further sayeth that he has heard