Polly Wash, a woman of color v. Joseph M. Magehen
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Deposition of witness sworn and examined at the Louse
of samuel word near troy in the county of MadisonMadison
and state of IllinoisIllinois before me samuel by a
justice of the peace within and for the county aforesaid
in a certain cause now in the Court for the County ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis state of
MissouriMissouri between Polly WashPolly Wash wash plff and
joseph a the
of the place this 6th day of april A.D. 1840 at 8 o clock in the morning between the
of lawful age being produceed
sworn and examined on the part of the plaintiff
saith that the has know the plaintiff
for a longtime the Deponent know plff in KentuckyKentucky
in the of justice token the
in their county the know her to her the same Deponent

hour long she recollects the plff was alomost ever since she plff
was born she plffbelonged to the of KentuckyKentucky
the cage of KentuckyKentucky and
was about sworn a years of age or
she was about seven or eight years of age to
armed man thier about the one
of the of plff the was living in Wayne county
in the state of KentuckyKentucky somewhere near ten
miles from the peace of the birth of plff
deponent had a sister living within a mile and
ahalf miles of the birth place of plff
and was frequently there deponent for frequently
saw the mother than plff carry the child (now

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plff I about. Deponent known PollyPolly the plaintiff
as property about these four years a
Deponent as to the number
of years about there
may have a six years or more
for one
man came on to this country the of the present County
of said her that
the self has from a fifteen
years of age. Deponent knew said
as well as she knew any neighbour said
that is JamesJames Wood & the in of Deponent
that is and with
men to be than together
- say that she saw them together
a thousand times, they new so in time -
Deponent know that it has been twenty three
years, last fall, she the husband same
came to the present County of MadisonMadison
& , - the said checklist came
the fall after, about the last of October on
the first of . Deponent would say that
was the last of October or the first of
November for to the last of her knowledge & belief -
Deponent says that said & PollyPolly remained
here in the County of MadisonMadison state of IllinoisIllinois
from the last of October or first of member until