Samuel Slaughter
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(Copy of Commitment)

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
SS

Personally offered before me
LibertyWaiteWaite a Justice of the Peace in and for
said County being duly sworn says he has
as a runawayslave in the County ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis and State of MissouriMissouri a Negro man
about 24 years old who goes by the nameof
S.Slaughter, as this affiant believes the said
Sam is a runaway slave & prays a com
mitment may be had for his safekeeping

JamesKing

Swornto& subscribed before
me this 4th day of Nov 1854

LibertyWaiteWaite

Justice of the Peace