Patrick Henry vs. Garland Rucker
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St.LouisCounty of St LouisSct.

This day Maria WhitenMaria Whiten personally appeared before
me J.VJ V Garnier .GarnierJ V Garnier a Justic of the peace within and
for the County aforesaid and made oath that the said
MariaMaria who has been permitted to sue in in forma pau
-peris and has accordingly commenced said suit in the
St.LouisSt Louis circuit Court for his freedom that she the
said MariaMaria & her infant child PatrickPatrick HenryHenry in the
above petition mentained are about to be removed
out of the jurisdiction of the St LouisSt Louis circuit court
by Garland RuckerGarland Rucker . The said MariaMaria for herself & her
child PatrickPatrick HenryHenry prays a writ of Habeas corpus
to cause them to be brought before your Honour to
be dealt with according to law-

Sworn to 19th day of August 1829 before

J.V. Garnier JP

MariaMaria her

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