Aspasia vs. Hardage Lane
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The Plaintiff then read in evidence the deposition of
Pierre MenardPierre Menard in the words, letters and figures following
to wit. Peter MenardPeter Menard 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 Guillaume He
bert LecompteLecompte of St. LouisSt Louis for four hundred dollars
cash, and sold her as a slave for life. She was
not my property, but was brought to me by Tou
saint DuboisDubois as the property of Robert 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, 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 . Mr.DuboisDubois was a person in whom