Julia, alias Mary Ann, and infant, by and through her next friend, Phillis v. Robert Duncan and Sally Adams
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To the Hanorable Luke ELuke E Judge of the
Third Judicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri

Your Petition PhillisPhillis a free woman of color an
behalf of her daughter JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann and infant represants to
your honor that her said daughter in the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County an said state
bought her suit for freedom against
DuncanDuncan said DuncanDuncan in said suit plead that
said JuliaJulia Mary AnnMary Ann was his slave & such proceedings
had in said suit that judgment of
liberation was renderd in said suit in
of said JuliaJulia Mary AnnMary Ann against said RobertRobert Duncan DuncanRobert Duncan
and all present claiming by through an under him
your petition says that she is deserved of having
the charge care and custody of her said
child that said RobertRobert Duncan DuncanRobert Duncan & our
Sally AdamsSally Adams who lived & has for many years past
lived said DuncanDuncan as his wife hold &
detain said JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann on them custody unlawfully
& aganist the child of said JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann your
Petitioner therefore prays that a circuit of
carpus requiring said RobertRobert Duncan
DuncanRobert Duncan & Sally AdamsSally Adams to bring said JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann
your & that such proceding
may his therefore had as the law Requires

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