Dunky v. Andrew Hay
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To theHonWilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Esq. Judge of the Circuit
Court of the Third Judicial Circuit of the State of Mo.
now in
session Your Petitioner DunkyDunky
a woman of colour respectfully represents to yourthis Honourable
court that she was born in AfricaAfrica from which place she was shiped
by persons unknown to her, and landed at Charleston in the
State of South CarolinaCarolina about Twenty years ago, where she
remained but few days after which she was conveyed from
thence to KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the State of IllinoisIllinois by Alcorn
& Bernard Jas Bryant by whom she was delivered to WilliamWilliam Morrison
MorrisonWilliam Morrison at the place last aforesaid whom she served
as an indented servant in the said State of IllinoisIllinois
until September in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty when she was delivered to
AndrewAndrew HayHay in the State last aforesaid who held
her in servitude at the place aforesaid until the Third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one at which time he removed her
to the City of Saint LouisSt Louisand State ofwithin the CountyCounty of Saint Louis
of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State of MissouriMissouri where he the said
WilliamWilliam CarrCarr AndrewAndrew HayHay holds your Petitioner
in servitude- Your petitioner has reason to, and does
verily believe that she is justly entitled to her freedom
and therefore prays that she may be permitted to prossecute
for the same in the Circuit Court of the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis
LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State aforesaid, in forma pauperis, and
StephenStephen W WStephen W Forman &Geor. D. Shaw be assigned as counsel
And as in duty bound your petitioner will ever pray

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