Eliza Taylor, a woman of color, vs. Nelson Campbell
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To the Honorable this the St. LouisSt LouisCircuit court, now in
session for the March Term thereof in the year of ourLord eighteen hundred & thirty-five


The petition of ElizaEliza TylerTyler , a free girl of
about -, most : that she
as a in the of
from by her as to the
of she as a in the
St. LouisSt Louis, in the family of one -Chuck until about a year
ago when she was sold as a slave by said Chuck
to one George Taylor, that said TaylorTaylor took your
petitioner from St. LouisSt Louis in this state to GalinaGalena in the state of
IllinoisIllinois, about the thirteenth day of last August, where your
petitioner has resided ever since until the 25th day of April this present month, when she left GalinaGalena, with the
assent of said TaylorTaylor , & came to St. LouisSt Louis, on a visit intending to return to GalinaGalena - your petitioner states, that
while at GalinaGalena, she removed said George Taylor to one PerryPerry , a resident at GalinaGalena-
at St. LouisSt Louis, the has sold by
mr. , as the of said to a or is about
to out of this to to
the a - , that and , that by said Jayler as his slave to , an do and
his , and by his and for of time , she is
for the : your prays
Court, to be permitted to institute suit in this Court, to establish
her right to freedom, & that she may be permitted to sue as
a poor person, & that this court, will assign to your petitioner
Counsel & as in duty bound your petitioner will ever pray &c.

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