Samuel Slaughter
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JohnJohn Hempstead HempsteadJohn Hempstead jailorclaims he has saidSlaughter
mentioned in this writ in custodyimprisonment& has him now before
the court. He has him in imprisonment as a runaway slave under
a Commitmentissued on the 4th of Nov 1854
by Liberty WaiteWaite Justice of the Peace in & for
the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis a copy of which commit
ment is hereto annexed

JohnJohn Hempstead HempsteadJohn Hempstead By
Stephen Hempstead Dept