Peter, a free man of color vs. James Walton, George Walton
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

Be it remembered that on this
first day of Febuary 1828 personally came
before WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr judge of the third judicial
circuit in the state aforesaid James WaltonJames Walton and
GeorgeGeorge Walton WaltonGeorge Walton both of the county aforesaid and
acknowledged themselves indebted to the state of
MissouriMissouri in the sum of five hundred dollars, to be
levied of their respective goods and chattel lands and
tenements upon the following condition

Whereas a coloured man by the name of
PeterPeter otherwise called PeterPeter JacksonJackson has commenced a suit of trespass, assault & battery and false
imprisonment on the circuit court for the county of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid against him the aforesaid
James WaltonJames Walton for the purpose of trying his right
to freedom agreeably to the statute in such case
made and provided and has made oath that he fears
said WaltonWalton will restrain him of and from having
reasonable liberty of attending his counsel and also
that he will be removed out of the jurisdiction
of the court- now therefore the condition of this
recognizance is that of the said petitioner
PeterPeter shall at all times during the pendancy of
said suit have reasonable liberty of attending his
counsel and that he shall not be removed out of

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of the jurisdiction of the court aforesaid and that he shall
not be subjected to any severity because of his
application for freedom then this recognizance shall
be void ;otherwise to be remained in full force
and effect

JamesJames Walton WaltonWalton George

GeorgeWalton George WaltonJames Walton

Taken and certified
before me the day and year
aforesaid

WillWill C. CarrCarr
Judge 3 Circuit
State of MissouriMissouri