Jonathan, a man of color v. Marshall Brotherton, Joel Darrah, and Aza Willoughby
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Deposition of a witness produced sworn and examined, at the
office of Louis LabeaumeLabeaume in the City County ofCounty of St Louis St LouisCounty of St Louis, MissouriMissouri
before me Louis LabeaumeLabeaume a justice of the peace for the
county aforesaid, in a certain cause pending in the
St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis in the state
of MissouriMissouri, between JohnathanJohnathan (of color) plaintiff
and MarshallMarshall Brotherton BrothertonMarshall Brotherton , JoelJoel Darrah & Aza WilloughbyAza Willoughby
defendants, on the part of the plaintiff

SamuelSamuel JacksonJackson of lawful age being produced
sworn and examined deposeth and saith that
he has been living in St LouisSt Louis, and about the County
seventy two years, I know the plaintiff
JohnathanJohnathan for about years, I have
seen him to day two or three times, A
Mr. James Gleason brought the plaintiff
to this County from TennesseeTennessee, that
GleasonGleason settled in MadisonMadison County IllinoisIllinois
about four miles from the River, Gleason,
took JohnathanJohnathan whom he claimed as a
slave over and to his farm in IllinoisIllinois &
kept him there six or eight months, at
labor - Deponent has frequently seen
said JohnathanJohnathan plaintiff working on the
farm of GleasonGleason splitting rails, &
chopping wood, - I remember of said
JohnathanJohnathan being hired out to one BradyBrady in
IllinoisIllinois, at twenty five cents for one day, by
his master, that is the only time I knew
of his being hired out, I was living at the
time in IllinoisIllinois, BradyBrady a neighbour