Jack v. Charles Collins
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To the Hon, the Judge of the Circuit Court of the Third
Judicial Court, State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri, SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis County

Your Petitioner JackJack represents
that he was born in AfricaAfrica, was
brought from AfricaAfrica to South CarolinaCarolina , was
brought from South CarolinaCarolina to the City of
Saint LouisSt Louis in the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis LouisCounty of Saint Louis and
StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri by David Williamson and
sold by him to Charles CollinsCharles Collins , who sold him to JamesJames English and the said
English took him to Carolton in the State of IllinoisIllinois
in the year One thousand eight hundred Twenty nine
where he said JackJack resided
Twelve Months and that he was brought from
IllinoisIllinois to Saint Louis & Saint louis County & StateMissouri
ofMissouri MissouriMissouri by the said Charles CollinsCharles Collins , that he
now resides in the City, within the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis
LouisCounty of Saint Louis & StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

Your petitioner states that he
is still held in slavery by the said Charles CollinsCharles Collins
in the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
when he is advised and believes that he is entitled
to his freedom and therefore your petitioner prays
that he may be permitted to sue in forma pauperis to
estabish his right thereto and that other and further
orders may be made in the premises as the law directs,
and as may seem & proper to this Hon Court

Jack

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