Green Berry Logan, an infant of color, by and through his next friend, Judy, alias Julia Logan v. Berry Meachum
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To the Honorable Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless Judge of the third judicial
circuit court holden in and for the county of saint Louis the petition of
Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan an infant five years old on the 15th instant
by July alias Julis LoganLogan his mother and next , respectfuly
represents, that his mother the said JudyJudy alias Julia LoganJulia Logan , was,
aboutt twelve years ago the slave of a certain BenjaminBenjamin Duncan DuncanBenjamin Duncan
of Davis county KentuckyKentucky. That about the time aforesaid and
while the mother of your petitioner was the slave of the said DuncanDuncan ,
she was said by the said DuncanDuncan from the state of KentuckyKentucky
to the state of Indianna and there hired out to labour as a slave
for four weeks or more. Your petitioner further represents that he
was some time since sold with his mother the said JudyJudy aliasJuliaJulia
to a certain Berry a man of color who still holds him in slavery. your
petitioner further represents, that the said July alias JuliaJulia his mother
and friend instituted a suit for the recovery of his friend in
the circuit court aforesaid against the said Berry
upon the removal from the state of KentuckyKentucky and residence
as aforesaid in the state of Indianna, and has recently been
to be untilled to her freedom by a and judgment
of the aforesaid. Your petitioner further represent that he
was from some time after the removal of his said mother from state
of KentuckyKentucky into the state of Indianna and long after his
right to freedom accused. Your petitioner further represents that
altho is entitled to his freedom the said holds
him in slavery, he therefore prays that he may be permitted
to sue as a poor person by the said JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia his mother and
next friend, in order to establish his right to freedom, that
be assigned him to prosecute the said suit, that such orders
he made and served upon the , and finally
such privileges intended to him as an not inconsistant
the law as in duty found ever pray.


P. W. Risque


GreenGreen Berry Logan Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan an
infant by
JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia Logan LoganJulia Logan
his mother and next friend