Delph vs. Stephen Dorris
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Depositions of witnesses, produced sworn,
and examined on the twenty, sixth and twenty ninth, days of June
eighteen hundred and thirty seven between
the hours of six in the morning and six in
the evening of the days at the clerk office
of the county court of the county of CallawayCallaway County and, state of MissouriMissouri in the Town of FultonFulton ,
before me MartinMartin Basket, an acting Justice
of the peace within and for said county in
a certain cause now pending in the Circuit
Court of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis state of
MissouriMissouri between DelphDelph , a woman of colour
plaintiff and StephenStephen C Dorris, Defendant on,
the part of the plaintiff

Willaim H Russell, of lawful age produced
sworn, and examined on the part of the plaintiff
deposeth, and saith

Question by the defendant state wether or, not and at what time
you examined the records of the county court of LivingstonLivingston county
KentuckyKentucky, touching the record of a bill of sale from Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr , to Jonathan RamsayJonathan Ramsay , sometime
in the month of August, 1835 to to take deposition in a
by against Jonathan RamsayJonathan Ramsay , for
freedom and which then the records
a bill of sale and
by Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr to Jonathat RamsayRamsay and ascer,
tained that notwithstanding it, was executed, many
( in the year ) that, it was not
recorded until, a in 1830
question by same Did examine regularly throuh the records
from the year 1806 to 1835 and state