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John Utt vs. Tamer his slave
Series VII: Legal Documents, 1709-1858, and undated
Subseries 2. Depositions, 1746-1839
New-York Historical Society
Two-page deposition of John Utt and his slave Tamer, who he accuses of being disobedient despite fair treatment.
Slavery--New York (State)--New YorkDepositions--New York
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City of New York [?]: John Utt of No. 14 Herster Street, being duly sworn deponts [?] and faith that Tamer, a Black girl now here present is his slave for life, that the deponent has treated the said Tamer as wile [well] almost as his own children – that he has sent her to school and had her taught to read and write and within a Day or two he has taken a nother [sic] not to serve him, that she wile [well or will] be sold but will not be sold for life and is extreamly [sic] independent and disobedient and therefore prays that she may be committed to Bradwell at hard labour [sic] for punishment for her disobedience. , , [Signed] John Utt, , Sworn before me this 26th day of April 1813, [Signed] J. Hedden, , City of New York [?]: Tamer above named [?] examined says that she was born on Long Island – was brought up with Abraham Bogert on Long Island – she is now twenty sevin [sic] years old – The above named Abraham Bogert sold her to the above named John Utt – does not want to be sold for life. , , Taken before me this 26th day of April 1813, [Signed] J. Hedden