Mary, a woman of color, for herself and her children, Samuel, and Edward v. Launcelot H. Calvert
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time and have you at present any
unkind feelings towards said BowdBowd
and have you any difficulties with
said BowdBowd at the present time unsettled

Answer-

I am friendly with James BowdJames Bowd
at the present time - our old difficulty are
all settled
I do not like said BowdBowd
I have no difficulty with BowdBowd at this
time.

Further this Deponent saith not.

HenryHenry R Hendrickson

Wm Maxwell of lawfull age being produced
sworn and examined on the part of
the plaintiff deposeth and saith

Question by Plaintiffs Council
State if you know MaryMary a woman
of color plaintiff in this case if so
when and how long and under what
circumstances also state all you
know about the matter if you know
any thing.

Answer-

I know MaryMary a woman of colour
who lived with James BowdJames Bowd but [ wheather ]
or not she is the plaintiff in this case I [ canot ]
tell Said MaryMary lived with James BowdJames Bowd
between one and two years in Brown CountyBrown County
OhioOhio about the year 1840 1 or 2 3 - or about
that time I never was much about their
house have been passing and reposing
several times and seen said MaryMary .
I suposed
her to be a servant but do not know have seen
her at work in the kitchen and nursing James BowdsJames Bowds

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child.
I know nothing about how she
came there

Question by same

State what you [ supose ] the age of MaryMary
was when living with James BowdJames Bowd in
Brown CountyBrown County OhioOhio & describe her size and color
and appearance.

Answer

I supose she was from 12 to 14
years of age at that time she was darker
than a mulatto and not as dark as some
negroes.

Question by same

Did you ever see said MaryMary at any
other place than BowdsBowd house

Answer

I do not know that I did I might
have seen her crossing the river.

Question by Dfts Atty - How did you
know that the negro girl that lived with
BowdBowd at the time referred to was named
MaryMary & what was her weight.

Answer I heard the family call
her MaryMary I have heard Mr. BowdBowd call
her MaryMary .
She would weigh from 100 to 120 lbs
I think.

By same - Are you a member of what is called the abolition party in the
State of OhioOhio;

Answer

I do not know that I am
a member but I am decidedly opposed
to slavery.

By same - Have you ever voted
for an abolition candidate for Governor