George Johnson v. Reubem Bartlett
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Question Where is the plaintiffs place of
nativity.

Answer I do not know

Question about what time was the
plaintiff first in your employ

Answer I do not know, he [ as ] been on
boats with me for the last eight years
at different times

Question In what capacity [ di ] he serve while
on your Boat

Answer As Fireman I think he
might have been in other capacity

Question To whom did you pay the wages

Answer The clerk [ allways ] pays the

Question To whom did the clerk pay

Answer I do not know

Question What rivers did the Boat navigate
while GeorgeGeorge was in your employ

Answer I do not know what it might have
been the Cumberland OhioOhio and MississippiMississippi
they were on the western waters

Question While the plaintiff was he in
your employ did you regard
him Bond or free

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Answer Free never knew him has anything
else but a free man

Objection to the Question & Answer
by the Defendant

Cross Examination

When I first knew GeorgeGeorge
to my recollection he was near about the
size he is now I never knew him to be
whipt. I never knew him to be any other
than a free man & by general reputation
he passed as a free man in a free state
I have known him to be in a slave
state have known him to be in StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis. I cant tell how long ago I first
saw him in St LouisSt Louis I never was a
witness in any suit wherein the plaintiff
was concerned before. I never testified
before the Grand jury in this city in this
Case or in no other case.

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Wm Conley


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this 1st day of November 1852
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