Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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SarahSarah of Color,
Wm WaddinghamWilliam Waddingham

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
nov. term 1846


Be it remembered that on the trial of the above entitled cause the plaintiff read in evidence the following deposition (present deposition of J. M. Porter, James KereJames Kere , Ilijah Bacon, J. R. Simms Elias Brown

White, summoned on the part of the plaintiff, testified that he knew plaintiff
that he had practised for her and her children for several years in St LouisSt Louis. a gentleman by the name
of Wm K. Prosser employed me to attend her
plaintiff was in my employ - I can't say when she came into my employ don't
don't know who hired her to me originally don't don't know to when I paid the hire, don't know where
she came from when she came into my employ
I think she went to Mr Child's when she left me.
I think Mr ProsserProsser took her away from me. He
came to my house to receive her pay, the first
child had the bowel complaint, owing to teething.
It was in the summer when I attended her. don't know how old the child was, can't tell what
part of the summer it was; don't know the year
when I attended the child:- think it was sometime
in the year 1842:- can't however, be positive about that.

NathanialNathanial Childs Senior testified that the plaintiff
lived at his house about three months in the latter part of 1840 upto march 1842. I really did not hire her from any one my family told me
there was awoman for hire and they hired her
according to my direction. SarahSarah went to Dr. WhiteWhite when she left my house. I understood Mr ProsserProsser