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

To the keeper of the common
Jail of St Louis County Greeting

You are hereby commanded to
the body of Sam Slaughter a runaway Sl
ave, him safely untilhisowners
take him home and pays all reasonable chargesor until he shall
be otherwise discharged in duecourse of law

Given under my hand this 4th day of November 1854

Justice of Peace