Milly, a woman of color, v. James Duncan
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State of MissouriMissouri Act

The State of MissouriMissouri to James DuncanJames Duncan

Whereas it has bean made to appear to
the satisfaction of the Judge of the St LouisSt Louis is Circuit CourtCircuit Court that MillyMilly a woman of color
who has presented her petitioner to said judge for leave to due as a poor person to establish her freedoms
is about to be removed out of the Jurisdication
of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County These
are therefore to command you that you have
the body of the said milly before the said judge
on the eleventh day of October instant at the
hour of ten October instant at the House of said Judge then and there to be dealtwith according
to law and herein fail not at your peril

Given under my hand & read at my
chambers in the city of St LouisSt Louis this 10th day of October 1835

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