Daniel Wilson, a man of colour, v. Edmund Millard
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To the circuit court of St LouisSt Louis county
& state of MissouriMissouri

DanielDaniel WilsonWilson a man of color
by your petitioner states that he is now held
in slavery at St LouisSt Louis in the state aforesaid
by EdmundEdmund Millard but your
petitioner states that he is entitled to his
freedom. The grievances of your petitioners
freedom are as follows in March AD 1834
said Mellvin settled permanently in the state
of IllinoisIllinois at which place he kept your
petitioner with him as a slave putting him
to labor there & hiring him out for wages
for about a fortnight at a place near
Lebanon - your petitioner was then
sent to MissouriMissouri. and again in
July last your petitioner was ordered
back to the state of IllinoisIllinois where he
was again hired out in that state for
wages by said Mellvin & kept there at
labor for about a fortnight when he
was again sent to MissouriMissouri
your petitioner for the reasons aforesaid
prays that he may be permitted to institute
suit as a poor person to establish his
freedom that counsel may be assigned
to him & that such orders may be
made in his liberty as his case & the
law requires

DanielDaniel WilsonWilson his