Anson, a boy of color v. Henry G. Mitchel and Henry C. Russel
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"By the Habeas CorpusAct"
The State of MissouriMissouri

To George HammondGeorge Hammond Esq Greeting

You are hereby commanded that the body of
AnsonAnson a person of color who has been permitted to sue as a poor
person for his freedom, on your custody, (as is
said) detained, under safe and secure conduct
together with the day & cause of his captor
and 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 â
on the county of St LouisSt Louis, then & there to do submit
to & receive whatsoever shall be considered
in that behalf

Witness WilliamWilliam C CarrCarr Judge
of the 3d Judicial Circuit of the
State of MissouriMissouri This 26 May 1832

WillWill : C.CarrCarr