David McFoy, a person of color v. William Brown
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Saturday 16th May 1851
JamesJames Newton of Lawful age being first duly
Sworn doth depose & say

I am fifty four years of
age and reside in the seventh ward, city of
PittsburghPittsburgh I am acquainted with David McFoyDavid McFoy
the Plaintiff- I have known him for about five
years- When I first knew- him he was living in
the country with Sarah Scott working on a
farm about three years ago, he came to the
city & I employed him in the business of
washing & smoking meat He had lived in
the city before this- I think he worked
four or five weeks for me that season and
the next season I employed him again

after he left work for me he went to work
on a steam Boat- I think it is going on
two years since he left me and went down
the river- I have not seen him since he
came to me as a freeman- and always passed
as such- and I never heard any thing
to the contraryuntil I heard of this report
of his bring in prison- I should consider
that he was six feet high rather slender

man- he was rather a brown coloured not
black - rather round or stoopshouldered
when he walked- I should think him
to be at this time about forty years
of age


his JamesJames Newton