Samuel, a man of color vs. John Howdershell
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

SamuelSamuel otherwise called Sam being
duly sworn on his oath says that he
[ verrily ] believes he will be immediately
removed out of the jurisdiction of the
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court by JohnJohn Howdershell
[ John HowdershellHowdeshell ] upon the institution of the
proceedings which he intends to institute
in that court against the said
[ Howdeshell ] in order to establish his
right to freedom unless the count shall
cause this affiant to be brought up
before the court and taken out of
the of the said JohnJohn Howdershell [ John HowdershellHowdeshell ]
or the said [ Howdeshell ] be required
to give security that he be not removed from the jurisdiction
of the count

SamuelSamuel his mark

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 20 of November AD. 1843.

Justice of the peace