Andrew, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Judy v. John B. Sarpy
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AndrewAndrew
vs
John B SarpyJohn B Sarpy

in St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court .

Depositions of witnesses produced sworn and
examined on the tenth day of March eighteen hundred & thirty eight
at the office of Joseph WJoseph W WalshWalsh in the City of St LouisCity of St Louis
between the hours of eight o clock in the forenoon and eight o clock
in the afternoon of that day. before me Joseph WJoseph W WalshWalsh
& Justice of the peace in and for S LouisS Louis County state of MissouriMissouri
in a certain cause now depending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of
St Louis County aforesaid between AndrewAndrew plaintiff and John BJohn B Sarpy
SarpyJohn B Sarpy defendant on the part of the defendant,

The attorneys J.W. Risque and
agreeing that the depositions shall be used in the suits of
AspasieAspasia or Hardage laws & Celeste Celestine & Celeste vs
A Papin-

PeterPeter Menand of lawful age being produced sworn and examined, on the
part of the Defendant ,deposes and says sometime between the year 1793
and 1804 I sold a black girl named JudyJudy to Guillame Hebert
LecompteLecompte of S LouisS Louis for four hundred Dollars, cash, and sold her as a slave
for life; she was not my property but was brought sent to me by
TousaintDuboisDubois as the property of RobertRobert Bunton BuntonRobert Bunton to be sold by
me. the money I received as aforesaid I paid to DuboisDubois for BuntonBunton .
I am not sure but I believe that after I had made the sale verbally
that a bill of sale, was sent to me by BuntonBunton from VincennesVincennes,

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but I may have given him a bill of sale myself-
At the time I sold her she was very young but large of her
age, she had no children-

I was asked by DuboisDubois whether I could sell a slave belonging
to Robert BuntonRobert Bunton . I told him I could not tell, but would try,
JudyJudy the woman here present is the same produced to
me by DuboisDubois , and who was represented to me as a slave
for life, and was as such by me sold to said LecompteLecompte .
MrDuboisDubois was person in whom I had the mostunbounded
confidence, and whose character stood very high for honesty, &
integrity heard BuntonBunton both lived at VincennesVincennes IndianaIndiana

Cross Examined by attorney for plaintiff

Ans 1 I can say that it was in the life time of my first wifewhom
I married in 1792 & who died in 1804 in the month of June, that I
sold JudyJudy , it was several years I thinks before 1804perhaps about
1798.-

Ans. I think she remained at my house in KaskaskiaKaskaskia eight or
ten days.

Ans. I was acquainted with Robert BuntonRobert Bunton & thought him to be a
clever fellow- when I first knew him he enjoyed a prettygood
character, he was commissary of the U.S. troops & was afterwards
Clerk of the court, of Knox CountyKnox County , in the NorthWestern Territory

Ans. I believe his general reputation as a man of integrity was good.

Pierre MenardPierre Menard

Sworn to and subscribed before me
the day between the hours & at the place first aforesaid

J WW Walsh WalshW Walsh , Justice