Samuel, a man of color vs. John Howdershell
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State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois was by me sworn to
testify the whole truth of his knowledge
touching the matter in controversy
in the cause aforesaid and that
his deposition was reduced to
writing and subscribed by him in
my presence on the 13th day of august A D 1840 between the hours of
8 o'clock in the forenoon and 6 o'clock
in the afternoon of the Court House
in Nashville in the county of WashingtonWashington
and StateIllinois ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
Given under my hand and
this 13th day of aug A.D. 1844

IsaacIsaac Parlier ParlierIsaac Parlier

BenajahBenajah Morgan MorganBenajah Morgan being of lawful age
being sworn and examined on the part
of the plaintiff deposeth and saith -

I do not know inwhat year
AA J Herryman . JA J Herryman . [ A J HerrymanHerryman ] came to this county but
I think it was about 12 or 14 years ago
I think he was here about one year
he went away and [ staid ] about one
or two years [ wont ] say [ positive ] he
has been living here ever since he
returned the second time. When he was
here the first time there was a negro
boy with him whom he called Sam
[ HerrymanHerryman ] ordered theboy about I
[ herd ][ HerrymanHerryman ]say the boy was his - the
boy took care of horses for [ HerrymanHerryman ]
Ido not know how long the boy was with
HerrymanHerryman the second time. I know A JA J Herryman [ A J HerrymanHerryman's ]
mother - I never[ herd ] her claim the

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negro I never[ herd her ] of him
Cross Examination
[ HerrymanHerryman ] was engageddoingin
no particular businessduring his
first stay as I know of - was racing
Horses - I dont know that he obtained
any permanentResidenceduring
his first stay When [ HerrymanHerryman ], returned
the second time, the the same boy was with him
as I believe boy was about 12 years
old I have seen the boy in [ Herryman's ]
possession after he went to his farm
as I believe Cannot say how long he
remained in his possession have not
seen the boy since he went out of his
possession I do not know this boy
to be the same who has suedfor his
freedom.

BenajahBenajah Morgan MorganBenajah Morgan

I Isaac ParlierIsaac Parlier an acting Justice of the Peace
in and for the County of WashingtonCounty of Washington and StateIllinois
of IllinoisIllinois: do hereby certify that BenajahBenajah Morgan -
MorganBenajah Morgan the deponent whose place of residence
is in Clinton County and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
was by me sworn to testify the whole truth of
his knowledge touching the matter in controversy
in the Cause aforesaid and that
his deposition was reduced to writing and
subscribed by him in my presence on the 13th day of August AD 1844 between
of 8 o'clock in the forenoon and 6 o'clock
in the afternoon at the Court Housein Nashville
in the County of WashingtonCounty of Washington and state