Milly, a woman of color vs. Wiley Williams
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The hon. Wm. C. CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit
Court of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis and State ofMissouri
MissouriMissouri. June 23rd, 1829.

Your petitioner, MillyMilly , represents to
your honour that she was born in the State
of MarylandMaryland the property of one Lee; that
she was sold to Moses Bigsby, and by him
taken to the State ofOhio OhioOhio about fifteen years
ago: that she was by the said Moses Bigsby, de
tained in the State ofOhio OhioOhio about fifteen months: that she is now hold in sloavery by Wi_
ley WilliamsWilliams in the county of St. LouisSt Louis, and
State of Mossouri, when she is advised and be_
lieves she is entitled to her freedom. Therefore
your petitioner prays that she may be permitted
to sue as a poor person to establish her right
thereto, and that such other and further orders
may be made in the premises as the law di_
and as may seem meet and proper to
your honour.