Account of Hearing, 10 February 1843, as Reported by William W. Phelps [State of Illinois v. Olney]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 4
image
The chest in court is one of her s, and has been for a long time Kept clothing in it— open it when she wished to. no lock upon it. Took her things out by her s direct[io]n some 2 or 3 weeks since, and carried them up stairs. did not know what was in the chest afterwards— did not go to it after she took her things out; saw no other goods up stairs; recognized a bag shown to her, as her s sack. When shown a piece of goods did not recollect to have seen it. her did not forbid her to go up stairs; slept up stairs. New shoes were her sisters shoes which her got for her; the dress upon her sister is the one made; did not know where her got it
<​Laura Eliza Olney the girl​>
recalled. The Dress the cloths is the same she mad[e]; from the cloth brought by .
, <​Sw[or]n​> says these goods are his. and taken from his goods store
sworn. These goods are s, and were found in s possession.
Sworn [p. 4]
The chest in court is one of her s, and has been for a long time Kept clothing in it— open it when she wished to. no lock upon it. Took her things out by her s direction some 2 or 3 weeks since, and carried them up stairs. did not know what was in the chest afterwards— did not go to it after she took her things out; saw no other goods up stairs; recognized a bag shown to her, as her s sack. When shown a piece of goods did not recollect to have seen it. her did not forbid her to go up stairs; slept up stairs. New shoes were her sisters shoes which her got for her; the dress upon her sister is the one made; did not know where her got it
Laura Eliza Olney the girl
recalled. The Dress the cloths is the same she made; from the cloth brought by .
, Sworn says these goods are his. and taken from his store
sworn. These goods are s, and were found in s possession.
Sworn [p. 4]
Page 4