Delph vs. Stephen Dorris
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time in 1826 or 1827

question by same, did or did not Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr , appear
to be the only person exercising owenership over her upto that
time Answer he did

question by same did or did DelphDelph , after that time go
at large as a free woman and continue to act as such
Answer, she did go at large and act as a free woman

question by same, did or did not Jonathan RamsayJonathan Ramsay , live
near Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr , during the time said slave was in
his possession, Answer he did

question by same, did or did not Josiah RamsayJosiah Ramsay Sr so, always
pretend, to an unencumbered, title to the slave DelphDelph ,

Answer he did
question by same, did Jonathan Ramsey, ever set up
any title to or pretend, to have any title, to the said slave during the
life time of Josiah Ramsey,

Answer he never did to my knowedge
question by same, is this signature to the acknowledgnment of service, notice marked
in the hand witing of StephenStephen C Dorris,

Answer it is

state your age and residence-Answer I am, 49 years of age
reside in CallawayCallaway County, county state of MissouriMissouri and within
about six miles of the city of JeffersonJefferson , and further
this deponent saith not

sworn to, and subscribed before me on the day at that place
and within the hours specified in the adjoinment

MartinMartin Basket,

Justice of the peace,