Dolly, a colored woman vs. John Young
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To the Honorable WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr judge of
the 3rd Judicial Circuit in the state of missouri & for the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis.

Your petitioner DollyDolly a free woman
of color, now held in slavery by John Young represents
to your Honor, that by an order of the Circuit
Court of the said County of St LouisCounty of St Louis made at the
last March Term of said Court, obtained an order
permitting of the said DollyDolly to institute suit against
the said John Young to establish her right to freedom
that to declaration of this petitioner was
filed against the said John Young for the threats and
declaration of the said John Young your petitioner
has reason to believe and does beleive, that because
of her application for freedom, the said John Young
will treat her with great severity and that he will remove
her out of the jurisdiction of this court before
the trial of the said cause instituted to establish her
right to freedom your petitioner therefore prays

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that your Honor may issue a writ of HabeasCorpus
and have your petitioner brought before you and
cause the said John young to enter into a recognizance
with security agreeable to CarrCarr & your petitioner

her DollyDolly mark

Sworn to this
10th day of May 1828