Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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Depositions of witnesses produced, sworn and examined at the office of Charles Dalton a Justice of the
peace in JacksonvilleJacksonville in the CountyCounty of Morgan ofCounty of Morgan MorganCounty of Morgan
state of IllinoisIllinois, before me Charles Dalton a Justice of
the peace and for the CountyCounty of Morgan ofCounty of Morgan MorganCounty of Morgan of IllinoisIllinois, in a certain cause now pending in the
StCircuit Court Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court in the state of MissouriMissouri between SarahSarah a woman of plaintiff and
Willam Waddingham defendant on the part of defendant
William R Prosser of lawful age and being produced sworn and examined, on the part of the defendant deposeth will saith

Q 1 By consent the question is asked by the
plaintiff attorney

Are you interested in the result of this suit

Ans I am not

By defendantsattorney

Q 2 If you had any interest in the result of this suit
have you released the same to the defendant

Ans I have

Q 3 How long have you knownSarahSarah the plaintiff
in this suit, and if she was a slave when
you first knew her to who did she belong

Ans I have known her over fifteen years she was a slave when I first knew her, and belongs a to
a man by the name of Ish in the state
of VirginiaVirginia and has since that time been purchased
by my mother or fifteen years aqo

Q 4 were you the aqent of your mother the defendant
in this suit, and if so as such agent did you hire
out SarahSarah to any person in KentuckyKentucky before she
ever came to IllinoisIllinois

Ans I was the agent this far I was going to VirginiaVirginia