Samuel Slaughter
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Copy of Commitment
State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Personally appeared before me
LibertyWaiteWaite a Justice of the Peace, in for

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the said County, and being duly sworn says he has
taken up as a runawaySlave in the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louisand State of MissouriMissouri a negro man
about 24 years old who goes by the name of
S. Slaughter and thisaffiant believes the said
Sam is a runaway slave, and prays a commit
ment may be had for hs safe keeping

James King

Sworn toand subscribed
before me this 4th day of Nov 1854

Liberty WaiteWaite Justice of Peace