Nicholas Jones vs. John W. Honey, John H. Gay
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To the honorable WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
Judicial Circuit of the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

The petition of Nicholas JonesNicholas Jones respectfully
showeth that he is detained in custody as a slave by
John WJohn W Honey and John H GayJohn H Gay illegally
be cause he is entitled to his freedom.

The said NicholasNicholas says that he is entitled
to his freedom because he was by his
former Master Trueman Tyler of Prince
George County MarylandMaryland regularly
emancipated many years by the
according to the laws of the State
of MarylandMaryland. The said NicholasNicholas prays
that he may be to sue as a
poor person.

John D Coulter