Agnis, alias Agathe, v. Pierre Menard
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To the Hon: Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless

Judge of the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Third Judicial districtJuly Term 1835

Aguis alias , a woman of colour
represents to your honour that she is about
twenty two or three years old that she was
born at KaskaskiaKaskaskiaillinois: that her mother
was as she is informed an slave
or servant at her birth; but that slave Agnn
alias never was as she is informed
and believes either for a tenure
of laws or registered in persuance of
the laws of that country that about four
years service he left IllinoisIllinois &
to the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis to live, where she has
resided for the last four years
untill within a few days ago
past, when our PierrePierre claimed
her as his slave for life; ()

who has taken her and deprived
her of her liberty & freedom; and is as
this affiant is informedandbelieves
to new for out of this state and otherwise
remove and dispose of her as slave in
suchamanner that she will lose all
evidence of her freedom and means
of establishing her freedom: she thus
affiant therefore prays that your honour
will order that she may be permitted to
prosecute her suit for freedom as a

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poor person; and that she be not moved
out of the Jurisdiction of your honourable
court he in persuance of the Statute
in such cases made and
so in duty found will was pray

Agnis alias Agathi her