Peter, a slave vs. James Walton
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PeterPeter
vs
James WaltonJames Walton

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis State of Mri.

This day personally [ appeares ], PeterPeter ,
before me Joseph B Turner a justice of the
peace within and for said county, and
makes oath, that an order made by
your honour the Judge of the Circuit
Court of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis and state
of Mri. in a suit instituted by said PeterPeter , the affiant,
for his freedom, against JamesJames Walton WaltonJames Walton ,
has been . The affiant states first
that he had been treated with unusual
severity on account of his having insti
tuted this suit for his freedom: second
ly, the affiant states that he believes
he is about to be subjected to further
severity on the same account: and
your affiant farther states that he
believes he is about to be removed
out of the jurisdiction of the above
count.

Sworn to and subscribed
this29th day of July 1829

Before J B Turner JP

PeterPeter his

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