Matilda, a free girl of color vs. Marie Louisa Rocheblave and Philip Rocheblave
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

Be it remembered that on this
fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, personally appeared MatildaMatilda ,
the within named petitioner, before me, PeterPeter FergusonFerguson , a
Justice of the pleace within and for the County aforesaid,
who being duly sworm, saith, that the facts contained
in the foregoing petition as far as stated on her own knowledge
are correct and true and that stated upon the information of
others, she belives to be so

MatildaMatilda her mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 4th day of October 1828
PeterPeter FergusonFerguson Justice of the peace
County St LouisCounty St Louis