Louis Scott, a man of colour v. William Burd
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previously purchased by Smelter
of Andrews & Burd, the plaintiff LewisLewis Scott
ScottLewis Scott the slave of defendant
was sent over to IllinoisIllinois StSt Clair County ClairSt Clair County
CountySt Clair County for the purpose of mending
said stills; defendant a few
days previously had left StSt Louis.
LouisSt Louis for the East- witness
was asked by said Rucker
about said repairs & plaintiff
was then sent to IllinoisIllinois to
StSt Clair County ClairSt Clair County CountySt Clair County aforesaid & remained
there at work about for 8 days-
the plaintiff never went there
more than once witness
finished the work that
plaintiff commenced witness
went over to IllinoisIllinois in Company
with Smelter or his partner defendant
was at that time
on his way to the east, - defendant
as soon as he found out plaintiff's
claim to freedom, asked witness
how it was, & who sent him and [ errased ] the charge saying
it was improper.

Thomas Andrews- being duly sworn and examined in behalf the
defendant States that he had
said Smelter arrested on a note
that was given to AndrewsAndrews and
BurdBurd for StillsStills in 1835 that
he previously made several
efforts to collect it but could
not do so witness knew of no
work done by BurdBurd TildenBurd & Co

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for Smelter he finally had Smelter
discharged from jail because
he believed did not understand an oath

The following testimony
was then produced by plaintiff
and given in Rebuttal
Adolph being duly &c on part of plaintiff said that
he knew BernhartBernhart Smelter
the witness for six or seven
years and that his character
is good for truth and veracity

MartinMartin Shilling being sworn
in like manner he said that
he knew said Smelter for
several years last past and
that his character is good for
truth and veracity

Vergin Bule was also in like
manner sworn on behalf of Plaintiff
said he knew BernhartBernhart Smelter and
that his character is good for
truth and veracity,
John Kemp
AdamAdam Sadler SadlerAdam Sadler - With them being
also in like manner sworn and
examined said that they knew
BernhartBernhart Smelter for several
years past and that his character
is good for truth and veracity
several other witnesses were offered
to be sworn on the same point
but the court considered it unnecessary--
The following instructions were then asked for by plaintiffs counsel (the Clerk will

here insert instructions) the court overruled some of said instructions which was
excepted to by Plaintiffs counsel) the court then allowed the following instructions to be
given in part of defendant ) here insert defts instructions).
After trial in the above
cause and in the proper time
the plaintiff by his attorney moves