Louis Stubbs, a man of color v. William Burd
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To the Honorable
of the circuit court of the conty of St Louis
LouisStubs a man of
that he was of per a
county state of and that
by the laws of VirginiaVirginia his mother being
here at the time of his birth he was born
free is now entitled to his freedom
and & futher states that being born free
and entitled to his freedom all WilliamWilliam Burd
BurdWilliam Burd than other said county
of and who was about
to the state of
her the said WilliamWilliam Burd
BurdWilliam Burd to the city of St LouisSt Louis, that four
years he or and in the its of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis with the said WilliamWilliam Burd BurdWilliam Burd
and that the said William BurdWilliam Burd
and that the said William BurdWilliam Burd that
to this his in the city of St LouisSt Louis

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and and held petitioner a slavery
petitioner therefour prays, that you here
will grant him been to sue as a poor person
is order to establish his right to freedom
and that your well not
as the statute provides which to
the of said

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