Carey, a man of color v. Benjamin Wilder
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In the of the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St LouisSt Louis
Circuit State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

The petition of CareyCarey a man of color represents
to your honor that he is entitled to his freedom
but that he is since held in by BenjaminBenjamin
at St LouisSt Louis in said - your
petitioner states that the following are the facts
which your petitioner to his freedom
your petitioner states that about nine years ago
your petitioner was the slave of oneThomasThomas
I - that about the time last
Said took your Petitoner to the StateIllinois
ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois near for the purpose of employ-
ing your Petitioner in the mining
and that Said hiredyour Petitioner to
in the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, at , for
about 3 weeks to different individuals; that
Said employed your petitioner about
three weeks in digging minerals near
in the state of IllinoisIllinois - that Said
then from IllinoisIllinois with your-
Petitioner that Said claims
your Petitioner as his salve claims to the through
said ThomasThomas your Petitioner further
says that Said talks of sending your Peti
-tioner to some distant place your petitioner
is a fraid do so
reasons to fear. your petitioner therefore prays that
he may be permitted to for his
freedom as a poor person that to
him to prosecute his -that a of

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to bring your Petitioner that such
he had may be in the personal safety of your Petitioner

CareyCarey his mark