Sam, a person of color v. Elijah Mitchel and Alexander P. Fields
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
CarrCarr Judge of
the third Judicial

State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County

The petitioner Sam having
been this day brought before me the Judge of
the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St Louis County by writ of
HabeasCorpus and the persons in whose possession
said Sam was found having refused to
enter into Recognizance as required by law in
that behalf - I do therefore order & direct that
the sheriff of St Louis County do take possession
of the said Sam & hire him and from
time to time during the pending of the petitioners
suit for freedom & that the Sheriff take Bond
from the person or persons who when shall hire the
petitioner in the final sum of six hundred
dollars such as said shall
approve conditioned that said Sam shall
at all times during the pending of his said
suit have reasonable liberty of attending his counsel & the Court & that the said Sam
shall not be removed out of the jurisdiction
of the CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County or
subjected to any severity because of his application
for freedom and that the person or persons
having said Sam shall pay the here at the
time stipulated & return said Sam to said
sheriff at the of the time for which
he is hired or sooner if the action shall
sooner be determined - Given under my
hand this 30th May 1832

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