Matilda, a person of color v. Henry G. Mitchel and Henry C. Russell
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"By the HabeasCorpusAct"

The state of MissouriMissouri

To GeorgeGeorge Hammond HammondGeorge Hammond Esq - Greeting

You are hereby commanded, that the body of MatildaMatilda
a person of color who has been permitted to sue
for her freedom in your custody, as is said, detained,
under safe and secure conduct, together
the day and cause of her captor and detainer, by
whatsoever name she may be called you
have before the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St Louis County
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 whatsover
shall be considered in that behalf

Witness WilliamWilliam CCarrCarr Judge
of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of the state
of MissouriMissouri this 26 may 1832.

WillWill CCarrCarr