Maria Whiten vs. Garland Rucker
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To the Honorable WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr Judge of the
in circuit court of the county of StSt Louis. LouisSt Louis

MariaMaria Whitem represents to your
honor that she was born a slave in the
state of virginia and has the property
of who resided in Bedford
county in that state that about to the north
given the said JnoJohn Whiten WhitenJohn Whiten removed from that
state to KentuckyKentucky and took you further and
for child with him whom she resided
with the said Jhn Whiten about two months
that the said Jno WhitenJohn Whiten then removed to
the state of IllinoisIllinois and took your further
and for infortchild with him
he in the state of Illnois, that
on to said state and
ing his with the said JnoJohn Whiten
WhitenJohn Whiten find your petitioner to &
in the said state of IllinoisIllinois
for three dollars for month and himself
for ten dollars for month; that the said
Jno WhitenJohn Whiten established himself with your
petitioner in November 1829 in the state
of IllinoisIllinois and did in February 1829 - that

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The said Jhn Whiten on his death had
wouldoen witness and that it
was his demand his last will and testament
that your petitioner and for infort held
should be , that that death of the
said Jhn Whiten until written
days your petitioner has resided in the
state of IllinoisIllinois considered to be and act
ing
as when GarlandGarland Rucker
RuckerGarland Rucker in
with others took possession of your petitioner
and her infert should and them to
the county of it , and saw holds them as
slaves and is to it then
is . Your petitioner belongs and
being that the facts with
for and in held to then
prays to institute sent in to establish for right to done I well

MarieMarie her

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