Sam, a person of color v. Elijah Mitchel and Alexander P. Fields
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By the Habeas Corpus Act

The State of MissouriMissouri-

To GeorgeGeorge Hammond HammondGeorge Hammond Esq. Greeting.

You are hereby commanded, that the body of Sam
a person of color who has been permitted to sue
for his freedom, in your custody (as is said) detained
under safe and secure conducttogether with
the day and cause of his captor & detainer by whatsoever name he may be called, you have before
the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis -
on the 30th day of May 1832, at the
Court house - - - - in the county of St LouisSt Louis
then & there to do submit to and receive whatsoever
shall be considered in that behalf -

Witness WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr Judge
of the there Judicial Circuit StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri-at- St. LouisSt Louis this 26th day of May 1832>

WillWill : C. CarrCarr