Harriet, an infant v. Samuel T. McKenney
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To the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of Saint LouisSt Louis County and State of MissouriMissouri

The petition of HarrietHarriet an infant under twentyoneyears of age
by JuliaJulia her mother respectfully that your petitioner
is free but that she is held as a slave in St LouisSt Louis by within
SamuelSamuel TMcKinney or Thomas DThomas D James JamesThomas D James a negro trader.
Your petitioner states that in October 1829LucindaLucinda Carrington CarringtonLucinda Carrington
& her children settled in the state of IllinoisIllinoiswith the
intention of making that state their permanant residence
& that said LucindaLucinda & her family have resided there
ever since your petitioner states that said LucindaLucinda
on her arrival in IllinoisIllinois as aforesaid brought with
her your petitioners & her mother claiming & holding
them as slaves & having owned them as such in the
state of KentuckyKentucky - your petitioner states that said LucindaLucinda
kept her mother & her in the state of IllinoisIllinois in the county
of PikePike which she had selected for her residence from the
27 or 28th day of October 1829 untill the 26th day of December in the same year during all of which
time the said LucindaLucinda required services of your
petitioner & her mother as her slaves & kept your
Petitioners mother at labor as such slave in her family
your petitioner states that after it became a talk that
your petitioner & her mother were free among the neighbors
of MrsCarringtonCarrington she said LucindaLucinda Carrington CarringtonLucinda Carrington caused
your petitioners mother & your petitioner to be taken to
MissouriMissouri & there hired out as her slaves your petitioner
states that after she & her mother had been hired
for about nine months in MissouriMissouri they were
again taken back to IllinoisIllinois where they were again
by said LucindaLucinda Carrington CarringtonLucinda Carrington kept & treated as
slaves for about eightweeks when they were sent
to MissouriMissouri & sold to SamuelSamuel FMcKinney
your petitioner prays that she may be permitted to sue
as a poor person to establish her freedom that
counsel may be assigned to her & that such

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further orders may be made in her behalf as her case
requires & the lawprovides & she will this pray

Sworn to in opencourt
April 9 1833

JulieJulie her mark

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