Jack v. Barnabas Harris
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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,