Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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State of MissouriMissouri
St LouisSt Louis county

GustavusGustavus A Bird AGustavus A Bird BirdGustavus A Bird on oath says that
RalphRalph a man of color who has been
this day permitted to sue for his freedom is now in the
possession of JamesJames Duncan Duncan & Coleman DuncanJames Duncan who
are residents of the state of KentuckyKentucky- this affiant has
given cause to suspect&believe& does suspect&believe
that it is the intention of said James &Coleman
to remove said RalphRalph out of the state of MissouriMissouri
& that the order which has been made that said RalphRalph
shall not be removedout of the jurisdiction of the
Circuit is in danger of being
violated unless said James & Coleman shall be
restrained by the order of the Judge of said Courts

G A BirdG A Bird

Sworn to before me this 26 may 1830.

WillWill . C. CarrCarr