Jack Barton v. William Glasgow
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To the HonWmCCarrCarr JudgeSt Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

The petition of JackJack a man of colour sometimes
called JackJack Barton BartonJack Barton represents that when he was
about nine or ten years old he was brought from
the State ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky to the then territory now StateIllinois
ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois by one James Fulton where he residedas
a slave with said FultonFulton near KaskaskiaKaskaskia upwards
of one year, shortly after which said FultonFulton died
and your petitioner was sold at the sale of said
Fultons personal property and was purchased by JosephJoseph
with whom be lived about nine years in
the state of IllinoisIllinois, and then moved with said BartonBarton
to the state of MissouriMissouri where he lived with him about
three years when he died, and your petitioner then
returned to KaskaskiaKaskaskia with the window of said
BartonBarton in whose service he continued some time in
IllinoisIllinois & some time in MissouriMissouri untill about April
last when your petitioner was informed and belives
he was sold by Mr.BartonBarton to the farm of Glasgow
Ross&C. as whose slave your petitioner is now
held by WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow of the City of St LouisCity of St Louis,
and therefore your petitioner prays your Honor
to punish him under the law of the state of MissouriMissouri
to sue for his freedom

JackJack her mark Barton