Jack v. Barnabas Harris
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know, all men by these presents that we,ThomasThomas Balus, John Procton & George HubbardGeorge Hubbard , have this day bargained,
unto Barnabas Harnes, of the MissouriMissouri Territory, all our rights held, and claim,
to two negroes to wit Jack & Archibald,
now in the possession, of Euselius HubbardHubbard ,
of said territory, which said negroes, in
are entitled, to after the death, of said
Euselius HubbardHubbard of said Territory. which said negroes we areafter the death of said Euselius HubbardHubbard .
Given under, our
hands and seals, this 2nd day of March 1818

George HubbardGeorge Hubbard , his

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mark

ThomasThomas Ballow,

John Procton,

Robt HarryHarry ,

George Proctor,


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State ofKentucky KentuckyKentuckyMadisonMadison , County let

County CourtCircuit Court Clerk, office March 2 1818

WilliamWilliam , clerk of the court for the county afore,
said do hereby certify, that this instrument, of writing,
was this day produced, to me in my office, and ThomasThomas Ballus,GeorgeGeorge Hubband annd
John Proctor, to the their and deed
and the same has been duly recorded, in my office,

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Commonwealth of KentuckyKentucky,MadisonMadison County
towit As one of the acting justices of the peace
in and for sd county the presiding justice being
absent I do hereby certify that Wm Iroin is clerk
of our county court and that due faith and credit
is Due to all of his offical acts and that the
[ foregowing ] is in Due form of Law given under
my hand this 4tth march 1818

HarrisHarris JD

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B. Harris
vs
Jos, M Clury
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Ballew
co B Harris

Bill of
sale

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This indenture, made this eleventh day of of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five between EusebiusEusebius Hubert, of the district of S LouisS Louis,
in the district, of LouisianaLouisiana, of the one part and eliza-
beth Bond of the same place, of the other part witness saith,
that the said on his part for and in consideration, of the good will, love and affection, which
he bears towards the said ElizabethElizabeth Bond, and more especially,
for and and in consideration, of the promised and
engagement of marriage between him the said EusebiusEusebius Hubert, and her the said Elisabeth Bond, (which said
marriage is hereby consemated, by and between the parties,
and it is hereby, agreed, by and between the parties that the
said marriage shall, be celebrated, and solemized, so soon
after the execution, of these presents as may be) he, the
said
said EusebiusEusebius Hubert, on his part as an evidence invariate affection towards the said Elisabeth Bond, and in
and dower which might by passibility here, after
he demandable, and as a token and, pledge of his attache-
ment and desire, of procuring, for the said Elisabeth Bond,
his future spouse, good and sufficient support, and
maintenance, for her and her heirs, Doth give and grant,
in consideration aforesaid, to the said Elisabeth Bond, his
future, spouse eleven, likely negroes, and their in needs to wit, one negro woman, called LucyLucy one other called MillyMilly ,
and ditto called HannahHannah , one ditto called CharlotteCharlotte , one ditto,
called JudyJudy one negro boy, called Barry, one ditto,
called Arch, one ditto, called Matt one ditto, called Tye, one
ditto called JackJack together with four horses a waggon and guns, three feather, beds and furniture, seven, head of cattle,
and all and singular, his farming utensils to, have and to hold
during, the and to her heirs and assigns forever, to
the duly, proper use benefit, and behoof of her the said

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Elisabeth Bond, her heirs and assigns, forever and the, said
Elisabeth Bond, on her for and in consideration, of the good will love, and affection, which she bears,, towards the
said EusebiusEusebius Hubert, her future, husband, and as an evidence,
of and
him, the said Elisabeth, Bond doth, give and grant, to
him the said EusebiusEusebius Hubert,, for and bearing, the
the of three hundred acres, of Land, lying, and
being in the said district, of S LouisS Louis, being, the same tract,
or parcel, of land whereas the said Elisabeth Bond now lives,, in the house, and plantation together,
with seven, head of horses, thirty head, of cattle,, four
beds, and furniture, one yolke, of oxen thirty, head of
hogs, and all, and singular, her farming untensils to have,
and to hold, to him the said Eusibius Hubert, for and
during, the to the heirs, of the
said Elisabeth Bond,,

In testimony where,of the parties respectively,
(to gether with, the witnesses,)
their names and the parties, have affixed their seals,
the day, and year first, above written,

signed sealed, and executed in the presence, of

EusebiusEusebius Hubert,

Elisabeth Bond,

B Whitesides,

Sally Whitesides,

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District of, of S LouisS Louis In, LouisianaLouisiana

for the
said district, of S LouisS Louis do hereby certify that, the
foregoing marriage contract between EusebiusEusebius Hubert,

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and Elisabeth Bond, was duly executed, before me
and acknowledged, the elevanth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and five In testimony whereof I have, hereunto set my, hand, the day and year above written

M. PP Leduc . LeducP Leduc ,

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Recorded, the thirteenth of june in the year one thousand eight hundred and five

M. P. LeducP Leduc Recorder

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MissouriMissouri Territory CountyCounty of S Louis, ofCounty of S Louis S LouisCounty of S Louis,

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , clerk
of the circuit, court for the county
aforesaid, do certify the foregoing, to be a true [ coppy ], from the recorder, Book A. Page 76, in in my Office
S LouisS Louis, under my hand and the seal, of office this fourth day of may eighteen hundred & Eighteen

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A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk,

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for defendant and cent we the jury

W Risby,

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Jack, is not entitled to his freedom,

W Risby,

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[ Coppy ], of marriage contract between E Hubert & E Bond,

$140

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Jack's petition
filed June,9th 1818

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk,

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they by the
on this 1818

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Service .80
1.50 $2.30

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In the circuit court
October Term 1818,

JackJack . a black man,
vs
BarnabasBarnabas Harris , HarrisBarnabas Harris ,

This is an action trespass specific enforcement,
to try this
freedom
Let

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Filed the 22th August 1818

GambleArchibald Gamble clerk

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October Term 1818.

of St LouisSt Louis towit,; JackJack a free man permitted,, by the Court to sue as a pauper, by BartonBarton his atttorny assigned by the said,
Court complains, of Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , of
plea, of trespass,- for that the Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , on the first day, of January, in the year of our lord, eight hun-dred and eighteen with force and arms made,
an assault, upon the said JackJack towit, at
the CountyCounty of S Louis, of S LouisCounty of S Louis aforesaid, and then and
there beat wounded and ill treated him the,
said JackJack , and then and there imprisoned him, the said JackJack without any probable or reasonable casue whasoever and then,
and there kept and detained him, the said JackJack ,
in prison for a long time, to wit, from that
time hitherto contrary, to the laws, of the territory,
and against the will, of the said JackJack and other worngs, to the, said JackJack , then and there did, against the peace, of the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,, and to the damage, of the
JackJack of two hundred dollars and therefor he brings his suit,

BartonBarton atty for plff,

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of MissouriMissouri, of S LouisS Louis,

The United StatesUnited States
to the sheriff
Greeting,

We, command that he be and appear,
of our Circuit Court of, the term,
to be held at the, town, of S LouisS Louis within, an for,
the CountyCounty of S Louis, ofCounty of S Louis S LouisCounty of S Louis, On the second, Monday
of October, next then and there to answer unto JackJack , a free black man, of a plea trespass,
to the damage of said plaintiff two hundred
dollars. And have you then there this writ,

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk, of
our said court at office, this twenty second day, of August Eighteen hundred and Eighteen, and of our, the forty third

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk,

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Territory, of S LouisS Louis,
County of MissouriMissouri,

United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the
any Judge or Justice, of the peace
of the StateKentucky, ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky,

We reposing special trust, and confidence in your
integrity and circumspection, do request and command you that you cause to come, before you such, person as
shall be, named to you by Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris ,
and them Examine, upon corporal oaths, to be,
by you administered, touching their, Knowledge
of any thing that may relate, to a controversy, now pending, in our CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court
for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis aforesaid between,JackJack
a free, black man plaintiff, and Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , Defendant on the part, of the Defendent
and having reduceed the disposition, so taken by you as aforesaid, to writing, you send the same
with your hand and seal
to our CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court aforesaid with all convenience & speed,

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , clerk of
our, said Court at the town, of S LouisS Louis,Nineteenth day of October in the year, of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and
of the American Independence the forty third,

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JackJack a free Black man
vs
Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris

S louis Circuit Courts
October term 1818

On motion of mr mark
attorney for Defendants introduced that a Dedi
mus issue to any Judge or Justice of the peace
of the state of KentuckyKentucky to take the Depositions
of witnesses on the part of the defendants

A true copy

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Dedimus
JackJack a free black man
vs
BarnaBas Harris
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Barnabas HarrisHarris
ads
JackJack , a free, black man

In the circuit Court
October Term 1818

To the above named, plaintiff

Sir, Please, to take
notice that I will, on Monday the 23rd day of next November,, between the hours, of 10 O'clock in the forenoon &
six O'clock in the afternoon of that day, at the Clerks, office
for the County of MadisonMadison , in the town, of RichmondRichmond, in
the State ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky, before some compotent, authority
proceed to take depositions of witnesses, to be said, in
on the trial of the above cause, when & where
you may attend, if you choose.

Your


StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis, Oct. the 19th 1818.

Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris ,


by his attorney,
Received a copy, of the above notice this 19th October 1818.

BartonBarton atty,

for
plff,
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State of KentuckyKentucky
MadisonMadison County sct

I WilliamWilliam Irvine clerk of the court for
the contry aforesaid do hereby certify that RobertRobert Cald
well Est [ whoes ] segnature is affixed to the forgoing
certificate is was at the time of said signa
ture an acting justice of the peace in & for the county
aforesaid and that all and faith & credit and
aught to the given to all his official acts as such

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In testimony whereof I have
hereunto Set my hand and & affixed
any seal of office this 23d day of nov 1818

Wllm Irvine,

Clerk, fees $ 1.00
paid by defts atto,
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filed,April 19th 1819

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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The depositions, of Robert Harris & George Procter taken, at the clerks, office in, the County, of MadisonMadison , and
state, of KentuckyKentucky between, the hours of ten o'clock, in the
forenoon & six o'clock, P. M. of the 23 day of november 1818 in pursuance, of the
to be read, as evidence in, a suit now pending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the CountyCounty of St Louis, ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis in the territory,
of MissouriMissouri between JackJack black, man said to be free
and Barnabas Harrris,

Robert Harris being, of lawful age, and first duly sworn deposeth and saith that, the Bill of sale now, here to from ThomasThomas Bellew, John Proctor & GeorgeGeorge Hubbaard, to Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , of the Territory of MissouriMissouri, for the sale, of two negroes Jack & Archibald attested to, by himself, and
GeorgeGeorge Proctor dated,2 day of march 1818, was executed,
by the Said Bellew, John Proctor & George HubbardGeorge Hubbard in his presence, and that he signed as, a witness, at the request, of the parties,, that it was signed sealed, and delivered, by them, in his presence,, as thas
, And the deponant further, saith, not

Robert Harris,

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George Proctor, being of lawful age & first, duly
sworn deposeth &, saith that, the Bill, of sale

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here shown, to him, & hereto annexed, above referred, to
in Robert Harris deposition from,ThomasThomas Bellew, John.
Proctor,GeorgeGeorge Hubbard HubbardGeorge Hubbard , to Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , of the territory,
of MissouriMissouri, for the sale of two,
negroes Jack & Archibald attested, by himself and Robert Harris dated,2 nd day of March 1818 was executed by said Bellew, John Proctor
and said HubbardHubbard , in his presence, and that he signed, it
as a subscribing witness, at the, request of the parties,,
that, it was signed sealed delivered, by him, in his
presence, as there, act & deed,

And further this deponent, saith not,

GeorgeGeorge Proctor,

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MadisonMadison County,

The above depositions, of Robert Harris & George Proctor were, signed & sworn, to before me a justice,
of the peace in and, for the county aforesaid,, at the
time & place first, above specified,

Given under my, hand & seal this,23d day of April 1818

Caldwell

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Justices fees, paid by
defendants atto,
$1.00
$100
$2.00

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Be known to all men by these presents, that
I EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard of the township, of st Ferdinand,
in the county of St LouisSt Louis and Territory, of MissouriMissouri, have
resolved and decreed, and by these presents do
resolve and firmly decree and declare, my
servant a black man known by the name of
JackJack ,, shall at my death for the service he has
done be fully, and completely
dsicharged from the claim or claims to any
servitude. bondage or authority, whatsoever
of any or all of my heirs executions administra-
tors or assigns forever - and frm any other
person or persons whatsoever,. In witness, where=
of i have hereto set my hand and seal this
eighteenth day of august in the year of our Lord one, thousand eight hundred and seventeen

EusebiusEusebius , his

X

mark HubbardHubbard ,
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Signed and sealed in presence
of us
AmyAmy her

X

mark JamesJames John

JohnJames John Petterson

John ClarkJohn Clark

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Be it remebered that the above EusebiusEusebius Hubbard HubbardEusebius Hubbard ,
personally appeared before me one of the
justices, of the peace of the said county of StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis
and declared, that the above instrument of
writing was his own act and deed, in witness
where of I have hereto, set my hand and seal
this fifteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen

Thos, R Musick J.P.,

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We the, under subscribers, do certify,

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to all wherin it may concern, that the within,
named Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard departed this, life in
house, of Mr, John Patterson senior, in the CountyCounty of St Louis,
ofCounty of St Louis St LouisCounty of St Louis, and Territory, of MissouriMissouri, on the seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen

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Territory, of MissouriMissouri CountyCounty of St Louis, ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis

at this day personally appears, in open court John Patterson one of
the subscribing witnesses, to the within deed, of
and being duly sworn upon,
his oath, says that he was present, when this
instrument, was executed by Eusbius HubbardHubbard ,
and that he saw, him make his sgnature,
thereto by mark and that the said
EusebiusEusebius , then and there acknowledged,
the same, to be his act and deed hand
and seal, for the purposes, therein mentioned,
and that he the said PattersonPatterson , then
subscribed, his name, as a witness,

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk,
of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for
the county, aforesaid and the
seal, of said court hereunto, af
fixed, at StSt Louis, LouisSt Louis this twenty first, day of October Eighteen hundred, and eighteen,

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk,

Recorded this 22nd October 1818

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Territory of MissouriMissouri
county of S LouisS Louis

S. Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble
clerk of the circuit court of the county of
St LouisSt Louis, do certfy the forgoing to be a true
copy of a deed from Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard to
JackJack as recorded in my office Book page
following

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Witness my hand and seal of
office this fifth day of April eighteen hundred and nineteen and
of our Independence the forty third

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk,

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HubbardHubbard to, deed
JackJack ,

Copy

search 20
certificate seal, 50
record, 67

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Territory of MissouriMissouri,
County ofCounty of St Louis StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis


The UnitedUnited States, StatesUnited States of
AmericaAmerica to any Judge or
Justice of the Peace for
the County of StCounty of St Louis, LouisCounty of St Louis
greeting

We special trust and confidence
in your integrity and circumspection, do hereby
require and command you that you cause to come, before you such persons as shall be named to
you by Frederick Hyatt, administrator of
Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris deceased, and then examine, upon
their corporal oath, to be by you administered touching, their knowledge of any thing that may
relate to any to a certain matter of controversy
now, pending in our said CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court
wherein JackJack , a blackman is plaintiff and the
said FrederickFrederick , administrator of the said
Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , decd is defendant on the part
of the defendant, and having reduced the said
deposition, so taken by you as aforesaid, into
writing you are required to send the same to
our said circuit Court with all convenient speed, together with this commission, enclosed under

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Witness,Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk,
our said CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court , in open
court, this seventh of april eight-teen hundred and nineteen and of
our independence the forty third

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk,

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Deposition, of Wallis Estell, taken at the office, of
WilliamWilliam , C CarrCarr in,the town of SS Louis, LouisS Louis on Satur-
day the 10th day of April 1819 between the hours of 10 in the morning, & five O'clock, in the evening, to be read as evidence, in a
suit, now pending, in the circuit court
for the county of SS Louis, LouisS Louis wherein JackJack a blackman, is plaintiff and Rederick Hyatt, admit of B Harris, is defen-
dant in pursuance, of the enclosed.

The deeponent, being of lawful, age
& first, duly sworn deposeth & saith, that
The Receipt hereunto annexed, Dated the Tenth Day of September eighteen Hundred & two for the sum of One thousand Dollars
signed by EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard = and witnessed, by NicholasNicholas Proctor
and this Deponent was executed, and Delivered in this Deponents
presence to the person therein, Named Viz, John Proctor & GeorgeGeorge Hubbard
HubbardGeorge Hubbard - that this Deponent saw the, money paid to EusebiusEusebius , Hub-
bard = by the said John Proctor & George HubbardGeorge Hubbard = that this deponent,
saw JackJack the Plaintiff in the above suit Arch; and other property brought
up & delivered, to the said Proctor & George HubbardGeorge Hubbard by the said
Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard = for and in Consideration of which said property the Money
mentioned in this Recipt was paid - that this Deponent has seen
JackJack the Plaintiff in this suit & Arch, before mentioned and that he is convinced said Negross are the same that were Delivered
to Proctor & Geo: Hubbard - and for whom the money before men-tioned was paid- that this Deponent saw, that Plaintiff Jaack, a few
Days ago in the Possesion of Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris and that He acknowledged to the deponent, that he JackJack ,
Recollected being called - up & Delivered to John Proctor & Geo; Hubbard
mentioned in the Recipt before mentioned = the persons named in
the Receipt viz; Geo: Hubbard - was the son & John Proctor
was the son in law of said EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard = that the Deponent
lived within about half a mile of EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard and was well,
acquainted with all the Parties - That this deponent does not know
That Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard was Involved in Debt to any considerable amount, at the time this transaction, took place - that this - deponent,

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believes that this transaction took place either a short time before or
after the Death of Mrs HubbardHubbard wife of said EusebiusEusebius = and further
this Deponent saith not-

Wallis Estile

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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

On this Tenth Day of April Eighteen Hundred & Nineteen personally appeared
before me the Undersinged a justice of the peace within & for the county aforsaid W
Estell and being duly sworn Delivered the foregoing Deposition which is in
my hand writing,- and signed it in my Presence- Given under my hand
and seal Date as above at four O'Clock,-
Afternoon

PeterPeter FergusonFerguson ,

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Petition

The, Clerk of the Circuit, Court of the County ofCounty of St Louis St LouisCounty of St Louis,

Filed April 19th 1819

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk,

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PeterPeter Fe
Justice

guson
of the peace

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Justice

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PeterPeter Ferg
Justice

uson
of the peace

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Frederick, Hyatt administrator of Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris adsJackJack

Action of false imprisonment, to the plaintiffs right, to freedom

And the said defendant by his attorney, comes and defends the charge of the force & injury and says that the plaintiff at the time of the commencement, of this suit was, the property of said Bar,-
nabas HarrisHarris & a slave, for life & is not entitled, to his freedom & this he is ready, to verify, wherefore heprays judgment

CarrCarr atty Dft,

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And the said Jark says that he is at the time of the commencement of his action free and entitled to his freedom and this he prays may be
by the county and the defe
ant doth the doth,.

Barton,

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Jack a black man vs
Frederick Hyatt

administrator of BarnabasBarnabas Harris ,HarrisBarnabas Harris Deceased Richard, Chitwood attended as a witness in the above court at the august term of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court six Days 6.81

R Chitwood,

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Sworn, to in open court August 21st 1819

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The Jury do find in favor of the, Defendant

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JackJack vsHarrisHarris
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Filed April 21st 1819

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk,

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JackJack vs Hyatt

Reasons for a new trial

1. The vedict is against evridence in this that the person under whese deft claims do not prectend to claim under any sale in KentuckyKentucky. but under the settlement made by Elisabeth Bond who and point of law clearly had neither right nor power to see,

2. The marriage contract subsequent proceeding destroy all pretense of right in HarrisHarris by virtue of sale, in KentuckyKentucky.

3. It was proved that there was a bill of sale in to Proctor
and HubbardHubbard and therefor the jury should have regarded the so proper evidence, of that sale.

4. The court misdirected the jury in this towit that if they believe the sale in kentucky was intended as a fraud upon all the world that still it was good if JackJack

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5. the Court refused, to instruct, the jury,
that the sale to HarrisHarris , was void of being, a sale of a chore, in action,

Barton,

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Jack
vs
Hyatt,

motion & reasons for, a new trial,

filed,August 23rd 1819

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk,

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JackJack , ( a free black man,)
vs
Hyall admn of HarrisHarris ,

Additonal reasons for new trial,

That, the court rejected, the evidence that was offered, by the plff, that E Hubbard,
had during, his life often declated that it was, his intention, at his death, to
set, the said plff free, and that he,
had promised, to the said plff, to do so,

2 that the court misdirected, the jury,
in this that they were, to consider the plff as having, no other right,
to his freedom, that such as E Hubbard,
if now alive, would have to the said
plff, if he was now claiming JackJack , the Plff against, the Present defendants,

A Gay, atto Pro Plff

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Reasons, for new trial, in the case,
JackJack ,vs Hyatt,

filed,Aug 12th 1819

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk,

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To the Honorable the judge of the circuit courts in the Northern Circuit

The petition of JackJack a black man humbly thewith that he was heretofore the slave of the Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard of the County of S LouisCounty of S Louis and that the said EusebiusEusebius Hub=bard on the eighteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventeen by a certain instrument in writing under the hand ad seal of the said EusebiusEusebius eman
cipated your petitioner after the death of the said EusebiusEusebius and that the said EusebiusEusebius as afterwards died, whereby the said JackJack became free

Your petitioner further states that Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris oof S LouisS Louis County now keeps
and holds him as a slave - Wherefore
your petioner prays such order may be taken to enable him to secure his freedom as the law directs

Jack's mark,
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This made and concluded, this Eleventh day of October One thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven by and between EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,
HubbardEusebius Hubbard George HubbardGeorge Hubbard ,ThomasThomas Bellew and John Proctor, of
the one part, and Elizabeth HubbardElizabeth Hubbard James WhitesideJames Whiteside Davis WhitesideDavis Whiteside ,
of the other part witness that whereas, in and by a certain marriage contract entered, into by and between Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard and ElizabethElizabeth Hubbard ,HubbardElizabeth Hubbard baring date June 11th 1805 Certain Negroes,
to me LucyLucy MillyMilly Hannah Charlotte Jude Baren Arch Matt Tye JackJack , and their increase and certain, other property therein specified,
was settled, and endowed, upon her the said ElizabethElizabeth , and certain,
other property belonging to said ElizabethElizabeth , was brought, into the
said marriage, contract to the said EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard during, his
personal, life and with to the heirs, of ElizabethElizabeth , as by
said marriage contract, will appear, and whereas, the sdEusebiusEusebius George Thomas ,
George ThomasEusebius George Thomas , and John, have set up pretensions, and claims, to
said property, so settled upon, the said ElizabethElizabeth , and for the establish
ment, of her abbr>sd claim, she has petitioned, the general of the
territory, of LouisianaLouisiana, setting as of and
whereas an amiable adjustment hath, taken place between,
the parties, and the said dispersed are, likely to terminate, in a
peaceable, way to the satisfaction, of all concerned. Now
therefore be it known,, that for the causes, and considerations,
of the said and of one doollar paid in, hand by the petitioner, of the
second part, to the party, of the first part, that the said party,
of the first part, that is to, say the sd Eusebius Geroge Thomas, and
John for, themselves their heirs Executors, do do hereby grant Bargain Release, and give claim, to sdDavis WhitesideDavis Whiteside , and
James WhitesideJames Whiteside , in trust, for the sale and support use, and
benefit, and of the said Elizabeth HubbardElizabeth Hubbard , all the right
bill interest, and claim which the Saintly, and seperated have in and to the plantaion and stock thereon are thereabouts,
now occupied by the sdElizabethElizabeth , and EusebiusEusebius , and also to five
negroes named Hannah Charlotte Tye, and MalindaMalinda ,
to have and to hold the same property to them and there
Constituents, in trust, as aforesaid forever, and the sdDavisDavis , and JamesJames , for the causes, and considerations afore, and also

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ofthe Sum of one dollar to them in said do, hereby
grant Bargain release, and give claim to the said GeorgeGeorge Thomas ,
ThomasGeorge Thomas and John and to their heirs, and assigns, forever
all the right title interest, and property the jointly, and
separately, have a in and to five Negroes named MillyMilly Harvy,JackJack Matt Baron, and to Said EusebiusEusebius as,
long he Shall reside in, the district of St. LouisSt Louis and after his
death, with to the sdGeorge ThomasGeorge Thomas , and
their heirs, and assigns, to two negroes named Arch & Jack,
the sd suit, in the General Court is, to be dismissed on the
Cost of David Whiteside, and JamesJames Whiteside WhitesideJames Whiteside , and the sdGeorgeGeorge Thomas ,ThomasGeorge Thomas and John for themselves their heirs executors,
and assigns, do hereby covenant, to and with the sd,DavisDavis
and JamesJames Sons of the said ElizabethElizabeth acting, on the behalf
of the sdElizabethElizabeth , that they the sdGeorgeGeorge Thomas ,ThomasGeorge Thomas and
John, shall and keep the sdElizabethElizabeth ,DavisDavis and
JamesJames harmless from all debts, of the said EusebiusEusebius Hubbard's contracting, before the marriage contract, was
entered, into by and betwen EusebiusEusebius , and ElizabethElizabeth , and from,
all costs prior, to the said marriage contract defending the,
Same so that the property, of ElizabethElizabeth ,DavisDavis and JamesJames or
either, of them their heirs Executors, shall not be after
answerable for any of sd debts nor their, bodies molested ther,
for and the said George ThomasGeorge Thomas and John not to be accountable,
for any of the said debts contracted, since the marriage, the
business being fully understood between parteis, - For the
of all and singular, the covenants, and
agreements herein, contained the parties, aforesaid hereby
bind themselves jointly, and severally their heirs executors &, to the others in the penal sum, of three
thousand dollars in, witness whereof, the parties afore,
said have hereunto set our hands, and affix our, seals
th day and year first, above written,

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signed sealed, and delivered, in presence, of

R ChitwoodChitwood James ,

John BrownJohn Brown ,

JamesChitwood James Chitwood,

Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard ,

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George HubbardGeorge Hubbard ,

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thomas Bellew,

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John John Proctor,

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Elizabeth HubbardElizabeth Hubbard ,

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Davis Whitesides,

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JamesJames A John WhitesidesJohn Whitesides ,

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AJames A true copy Drawn by Joseph WJoseph W Clereg, from a copy
drawn, by ThomasThomas Bellew,
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Everything is contained in this copy, that is in the
original, all but the Magistrates Signatures, on the
Book stating we, all personally appeared, and acknowledged, the within before, him

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Jack's freedom

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This Indenture made and concluded this & Eleventh, day of October one Thousand eight hundred and eleven by and between EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard
George HubbardGeorge Hubbard ThomasThomas , Ballew & John Proctor, of the one part
and Elizabeth HubbardElizabeth Hubbard James WhitesideJames Whiteside Davis WhitesideDavis Whiteside of
the Other part witnesseth, - whereas in and by a certain marriage
contract, entered into by and between the said Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard ,
and Elizabeth HubbardElizabeth Hubbard bareing, date June the 11th 1805 Certain
negroes to me LucyLucy ,MillyMilly Hannah Charlotte Jude Barn Arch
Matt Tye,JackJack and there increase and certain other property there
in specified, was settled and endowed upon her the said ElizabethElizabeth
and Certain Other property belonging to said ElizabethElizabeth was brought
into the said marriage contract, to the said EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard
during his life and with to the heirs of sd,ElizabethElizabeth
as by said marriage contract will appear and whereas this sdEusebiusEusebius George Thomas ,
George ThomasEusebius George Thomas and John have set up pretentions and claims to
said property so settled upon the said ElizabethElizabeth and for the
establishment of her sd claim, she has petitioned, the general
of the territory of LouisianaLouisiana sitting as a court of chancery, and
wereas an amicable, adgustment hath taken place between
the parties and the said dispersed or likely to terminate in a
peaceable, way to [ sattisfaction ] of all concerened,
now therefore be it known that for the causes and considerations
aforesaid and of one dollar paid in hand by the parties, of the
second part to the party of the first part that they, said party
of the first part that is to say sdEusebiusEusebius George Thomas ,George ThomasEusebius George Thomas and
John for themselves their heirs Executors, do hereby grant
[ bargon ] Release and give claim to the said DavisDavis Whiteside ,WhitesideDavis Whiteside and
James WhitesideJames Whiteside in trust for the sale, and support use and
benefit and behoof of the sd,Elizabeth HubbardElizabeth Hubbard all the Right
title [ interes ] and claim which they jointly, and seperately have in
and to the plantation and stock thereon or thereabouts, now

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specified, by the sdElizabethElizabeth , and EusebiusEusebius , and also to five negroes
named Hannah Charlotte, Tye, Phil and MalindaMalinda to have and
to hold the same property to them and there Constituants in
trust as sd,, forever and the sdElizabethElizabeth DavisDavis , and
JamesJames for the causes and condiderations afore and also of the
sum of one dollar to them in hand paid do, hereby grant
Bargain, Release and give claim, to the sdGeorge ThomasGeorge Thomas and John
and to there heirs and assigns, for ever all the right title, interest
and property they jointly, and separately have a claim, in and
to five negroes named MillyMilly HarryHarry JackJack , Matt Barn and
to said as he shall reside in, the district of
st, Louis and after his death with to the sd, GeorgeGeorge Thomas
ThomasGeorge Thomas and John and their heirs and assigns, to two negroes
named Arch, and JackJack , the sd suit in the general Court is to
be dismissed on the cost of DavisDavis Whiteside WhitesideDavis Whiteside , and James WhitesideJames Whiteside ,
and the sd George ThomasGeorge Thomas and John for themselves there
heirs Executors, and assigns, do hereby covenant, to and with
the sdDavisDavis and JamesJames sons of the sdElizabethElizabeth acting on the behalf of the sdElizabethElizabeth that they the sdGeorge ThomasGeorge Thomas and
John shall and will keep the sdElizabethElizabeth DavisDavis and JamesJames harm
less from all debts of the said Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard , contracting
before the marriage contract was entered into by and between
EusebiusEusebius , and ElizabethElizabeth and from all costs prior, to the said
marriage contract Defending the same so that the property
of ElizabethElizabeth DavisDavis and JamesJames or either of them there hiers
executors, shall not be after answerable for any of sd debts
nor there bodies molested therefor and the said George ThomasGeorge Thomas and
John not to be accountable for any of the said debts contracted
since the marriage the business being fully understood between
parties, for the true performance of all and singular the convenants,
and agreements here in contained the parties aforesd
here by bind, them selves jointly, and severally their heirs, each to the other in the penal, sum of three thousand
dollars In witness where of the parties afore said have here

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unto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year
first above written
signed sealed and delivered
in presence of
R ChitwoodChitwood James ,
John BrownJohn Brown
JamesChitwood James Chitwood,

EusebiusEusebius Hubbard ,HubbardEusebius Hubbard

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George HubbardGeorge Hubbard

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ThomasThomas , Ballew

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John Procter

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ElizabethElizabeth Hubbard ,HubbardElizabeth Hubbard

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DavisDavis Whiteside Whiteside
James WhitesideDavis Whiteside ,

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A true Copy drawn, by

ThomasThomas , Ballew

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Every thing is contained in this copy that is in the Origianl
all but, the Magistrate Signeture on the back stating
we all personally appeared and Acknowledged the within
before him

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To Mr Eusebius HubbardEusebius Hubbard
living in Florisa

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favoured by Mr Derrett Hubbard