Matilda, a person of color v. Henry G. Mitchel and Henry C. Russell
View original image: Page  003
[missing figure]

State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County Ss

where as MatildaMatilda who has
petitioned to sue for freedom has been this day
been brought before MrWilliamWilliam CCarrCarr a
Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for said state
& in said County by writ of HabeasCorpus
and whereas the persons in whose
possession said MatildaMatilda was found have
refused to enter into Recognizance as the law
requires - The shiriff of St Louis County is therefore
ordered to take possession of said MatildaMatilda
& to hire her and from time to time
during the pending of her suit for freedom
taking Bond from the person hiring her within
such security as the shriff shall appear in
the finalsum of five hundred Dollars
understand that said MatildaMatilda shall
at all times have resonable liberty of
attending the court & her counsel & that
she shall not during the pending of her
suit be removed out of the jurisdiction of
the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County or
subjected to any severity because of
her application for freedom and that the
the person hiring her shall pay the hire
at the time stipulated & return her
to the sheriff at the time of the
time of hiring or sooner of said sent
shall be soonerdetermined

Given under my hand at St LouisSt Louis the
30th day of May 1832

WillWill CCarrCarr