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Phillis: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 16 of 20)

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33 Answer I have answered that question once I said she was black Question by same Did you not say to Mrs. Becca Clan that Flora was a mulatto woman? 34 Ans. No sir I never said so in the world Question by same What was said to be the sex of Flora’s children? 35 Ans: I do not know but I think I have heard them say there were two boys & one girl Question by plaintiffs counsel In your twenty second answer you say that you had a brother that lived about a quarter of a mile from there Do you [illegible] [about?] a quarter of a mile from Mr Hares or not Answer I mean a quarter of a mile from Mr Hares my brothers name was Benjamin Question by same In the same answer you say you might sometimes have seen her & sometimes might not have seen her when I went there do you mean that you might have seen Flora when you went to your brothers or not Answer I mean I might have seen her at my brothers or not I was so young I do not recollect when Question by same Do you recollect seeing Flora at Mr Hares House Answer I cannot tell you that I might see them but I cannot say Question by same Are you certain that saw her & have you a distinct recollection of her appearance Answer I am certain that I saw her & I have a distinct recollection of her appearance but I cannot say when I saw her Question by same Was it generally understood that Flora & Ex were husband & wife & were they generally so considered Answer yes I suppose so And Farther this deponent saith not Susannah Clark X her mark The foregoing deposition of Susannah Clark was this day taken sworn to & subscribed before me the undersigned a justice of the peace in & for the County of Montgomery at the time & place mentioned in the caption [illegible] Given under my hand this 4th day of September 1849 David G. Douthat JP