Josiah Cephas, a colored boy, by and through his next friend, Diana Cephas v. James Scott and Murray McConnell
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or knowledge of her said former master,"said witness further
states that at the time he sold said slaves to said
CharlesCharles Collins CollinsCharles Collins he did not in his title of guarantee
agree to warrant the title unto the said Callins, under
all and every circumstance which might occur, "but
the only intended to warrant unto the said CollinsCollins the
which, he himself was professed of vig that said negroes
were slaves for life and that the he would warrant
and defend the same against all lawful
"said witness further saith-That
he frequently insisted on her returning to Saint LouisSt Louis
City. but that she alway refused an to do "and that
shortly after said witness arrived at NaplesNaples with his
family he received a letter from the said CharlesCharles Collins CollinsCharles Collins
abusing said witness in a sevear manner charging
said witness of taking said DianaDiana & her child Joe
or JosephJoseph from his in his absence and bringing them
to IllinoisIllinois and requesting said witness to cause said
slaves to be brought back to Saint LouisSt Louis immediately,
"and further the deponant saith not being no further

Mark. W Delahay

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