Judy alias Julia Logan, a woman of color vs. Berry Meachum, a man of color
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In the CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court for SaintSt Louis LouisSt Louis County &
State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

Your petitioner JudyJudy otherwise called Julia LoganJulia Logan
states to said Court that she is justly
entitled to her freedombut that she is now held as a slave by Barry Meachum a man of
color in StSt Louis LouisSt Louis & is bound & imprisoned
in his Meachums house in St LouisSt Louis is here she
is kept as she is informed & believes for the
purpose of being of sold & removed to some distant place your petitioner says that
about ten years ago she was the slave
of one BenjaminBenjamin Duncan DuncanBenjamin Duncan in KentuckyKentucky who
about that time sent your petitioner into
the state of IndianaIndiana & there hired her to
labor there in IndianaIndiana for about one
month. Your petitioner did labor there
in IndianaIndiana one month as aforesaid
when saidDuncanDuncan removed your petitioner
back to KentuckyKentucky from where she was
sent to MissouriMissouri & sold to saidBerryBerry Meachum -
MeachumBerry Meachum last summer said MeachumMeachum
permitted your petitioner to hire her
time on paying said MeachumMeachum
dollars per month and your petitioner
did hire herself to labor in the State ofIllinois
IllinoisIllinois for about one month at GalinaGalena with the full knowledge & consent of
said Berry MeachumBerry Meachum she prays that she may be permitted to sue as a poor person to
establish her freedom that counsel may be assigned to him & such further orders may be
made as her security & the law requires

GA BirdGA Bird atty
for the

petitioner