Before the honorable B. B. Tucker at his chambers,
may 11th 1817.
In obedience to the command of the above
precept, I have here before the honorable N. BN B Tucker .
TuckerN B Tucker , Judge of the Courts of the Northern Circuit
in the Territory of MissouriMissouri at his cause in the Town
ship of St. Ferdinand, & County of St. Louis the body
of Arch the above named BlackmanBlackman in, whom
I claim property as my slave as will appear
by a Bill of sale herewith shown dated the 2nd day.