Rachel v. William Walker
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County of St. Lousi ss:

John a colored man being duly sworn
on his oath saith that he knows RachelRachel the petitioner
within named & has known her for five or six years
that he knows said RachelRachel was claimed & held by said
StocktonStockton as a slave at PrairiePrairie du ChienChien in Mi-
chigan Territory for more than one year, of his
own knowledge, as he saw her there during that
time: & he understood that she had been there held
in the same way by said StocktonStockton for the year
immediately previous thereto: he knows also that said
RachelRachel & her child called JamesJames HenryHenry , born at PrairiePrairie
du ChienChien , were sold by said StocktonStockton to Joseph Klunk
& by him, sold to said William WalkerWilliam Walker : & he has
heard & believes that said WalkerWalker is a trader in
slaves & is about to remove said RachelRachel &
her child from MissouriMissouri down the MississippiMississippi for sale.

Sworn to & Subscribed before
me this 4 Novr. 1834
D HoughD Hough J. P.

Hough

John his mark a Col'd Man