St. Louis County
By act of the legislature of 1807
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , greeting.
We command you that the Body of Arch a black man by whatever name
he may be called, under your custory detained, and is said, together with the day
& Cause of the Caption & detention of the said Arch you have before NathanialNathanial ,
Beverley TuckerTucker our judge of the Courts of the Northern CircuitsCircuit Court of the Territory
aforesaid at his house in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis & Township of StSt Ferdinand. FerdinandSt Ferdinand,
forthwith to do and receive what a said, judge may consider of him
in this behalf, & have then there this writ. Witness NathanialNathanial Beverley TuckerTucker , Judge of the Courts of the Northern Circuit of the territory aforesaid
this sixth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighteen
N. BN B Tucker . TuckerN B Tucker ,.