Louise Vincent, a woman of color v. Marie P. Ladue
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To the Honbl. WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Judge of the
Third Judicial Circuit for the State of MissouriMissouri

The petition of Louise VincentLouise Vincent
a Woman of Color aespectfully showeth
that she is about thirty years of age that she
was born a slave in the State of MissouriMissouri
the property of Autoine. BouisBouis deceased that
she coutinued to live as a slave with the
Widow suffering of said BouisBouis after his death
until the year 1829 when she was sold at
public sale and purchased by one Joshua
Pahlin, she & her three children, Adalphe
MarcellineMarcelline and MariaMaria for the sum of seven hundred fifty dollars. That some
time after she & the children were bought by
said Pahlin, he took them to the state
of IllinoisIllinois where he resides, and they there
remained with him for about the space
of fifteen month. That said Pahein
died about three or four months since that
recently your petitioner returned to this State
and since her return has been claimed and
held as a slave by marie P. Ledue esp the
administrator of said Pahlin. The said
Ledue Excusing authority over her as belonging
to the estate of said Pahlin. And
your petitioner prays your honor that
she may be permitted to bring suit under the
laws of this state as a poor person against
said Ledue for his freedom and your Petitioner
will pray.

LouiseLouise he Cincent