State of Missouri vs. James Young
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St Louis County

Whereas a certain negroman who calls himself
JamesJames Young and says he is free but has no letters
of emancipation with him, nor has he in anyway
satisfied me of his claim to freedom, these are there
fore to require you to take the said JamesJames Young into
your safe keeping, and discharge him when thereun
to required by law - & for which this shall be your
warrant, given under my hand this 11th October 1823.

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Signed PeterPeter FergusonFerguson Seat

Justice of the Peace
County St. LouisCounty St Louis