Molly, a free woman of color vs. Charles Mullikin, John Mullikin
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To the Honorable the Circuit CourtCircuit Court within
and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

The Petition of MollyMolly a free woman
of colour represents that she is held in servitude
and actually restrained of her liberty by John
Mullikin, under the pretence as she has heard
and believes that she is indentured to him
which pretence your petitioner declares to be
false and that she is entitled to her freedom
your petitioner therefore prays that a writ
of Habeas Corpus may issue commanding
the said Mullikin to bring before this Court
the body of your petitioner, to do submit
to & receive, whatsoever shall by the Court
considered in that behalf

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