Matilda, a free woman of color v. Charles St. Vrain
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County

SarahSarah the mother of the
within named peti[ lioner ] being
Sworn says thats she has heard the within
Petition read & She that the facts in
the Said Petition stated are true as regards
the birth & residence of said MatildaMatilda &
She knows thats said CharlesCharles holds
said MatildaMatilda in servitude & beleives that
said MatildaMatilda is entitled to her freedom
Sworn & Subscribed