Stephen F. Austin to Unknown, 05-16-1825

Summary: Deposition of Wm. Pryor concerning a stolen slave.

Department of Texas

District of San Felipe de Austin

Before me Stephen F. Austin Judge of the Colony on the Brazos River in said Department personally apeared William Pryor who was summoned at the request of Leonard Duboys to give testimony relative to the Negro Gabriel and said Pryor being duly sworn, deposeth and sayeth, that some time in the month of January last Nicholas Trammel was at deponents house on the Brazos River near this place and at that time the said Trammel told this Deponent that the Negro called Gabriel who was in dispute between him said Trammel and Maria Louise Veillon at Nacogdoches was then in his said Trammel's possession and was at his House on the Angelina

Deponent further saieth that he has never seen said Negro since he saw him in Nacogdoches at the time of the Law suit with said Maria Louisa Veillon relative to said Negro, and never heard that he was brought to this Colony by any person.

San Felipe de Austin 16th May 1825

Wm Pryor

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Stephen F. Austin [Rubric] Judge


Samuel M Williams Secy