Nathan Cole, a person of color v. Elijah Mitchel
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The Petitioner

State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County

The petitioner NathanNathan having
been brought before Mr
WilliamWilliam CCarrCarr Judge of the St LouisSt Louis Circuit
County by writ of HabeasCorpus and the
persons in whose possession said Sam was
found having refused to enter into Recognizance
as the lawdirects I do therefore order & direct
the sheriff of St Louis County do take possession
of said NathanNathan & hire him out from time
to time during the continuance of his suit
for freedom & that the Sheriff take bond from
the person hiring him in the finalsum of
six hundred dollars, with such security as
said sheriff shall approve conditioned that
said NathanNathan shall at all times during
the pending of his said suit have reasonable
liberty of attending the Court & his counsel &
that he shall not be removed out of the jurisdiction
of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County -
or subjected to any severity because of his application
for freedom & that the person hiring him
shall pay the hire at the time stipulated
& return said NathanNathan to said sheriff
at the apperation of the time for which
he is hired & sooner if his suit shall
sooner be determined

Given under my hand this
30th day of May 1832

WillWill CCarrCarr