Mary Ann, alias Julia, an infant of color, by and through her next friend, James Loper v. Robert Duncan
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StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri St Louis County ss

JamesJames Laser on his oath says that he
is informed & believes that the mother of the
within named Mary AnnMary Ann wasforcibly taken
from St LouisSt Louis to prevent her obtaining her freedom &
this affiant does verily believe that there is danger
that saidMary AnnMary Ann may be removed by and the
jurisdiction of the St LouisCircuit Court CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court in defiance
of any order that may be made by the judge of said court - unless the judge of said
court shall require said MaryMary Ann AnnMary Ann to
be brought before him by Habeas Corpus & take
such measures for the security of said MaryMary Ann AnnMary Ann
as the law in such case provides

to and before me this 25th day of September 1834