Mahala, a free woman of colo v. Martin Mitchell
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MahalaMahala the named petitioner an her sath
says the in the above petition stated are true
,
she further says that she is informed & believes
that there is danger of her being removed
to KentuckyKentuckyunless she shall be brought before
your honor by HabeasCorpus & said MartinMartin Mitchel
MitchelMartin Mitchel shall be required to give sufficient security
that she shall not be so removed. She is informed
& believes that said MartinMartin Mitchel MitchelMartin Mitchel requested the
constable who arrested your petitioner as a runaway
slave to put your petitioner onboard the steam
boatUnion in the port of St LouisSt Louisbut
that said constable refused to do so & committed
your petitioners to jail as aforesaid

Sworn to and subscribedbefore
me this 20th day of July AD 1832

Patrick WalshPatrick Walsh
Justice of the peace
St Louis County

MahalaMahala her
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