Alsey vs. William Randolph
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To the Hon. the
Circuit Court of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis.

The undersigned Alsey a woman of color
respectfully reprersents that she was born a
salve of me about thirty eight
years ago, near County in
the state of KentuckyKentucky where she continued
to reside in the family of her master the said
Crops until she was taken to
the county commonly called the salive about
twelve miles from showing term in the state
of illinois by RobertRobert and
RachelRachel Crop his wife, a daughter of the said
crop, to whom your petitioner was
given by her said master - That your
petitioner continued to reside in the said state
of IllinoisIllinois at the slave and at town
with the said this wife RachelRachel
as their servant for the period of about five
years at the end of which time the said
being greatly involved in debt
her said first master the said
came to the state of illinois took
of your petitioner and took her again to Logan County KentuckyKentucky and from her to the
state of MissouriMissouri and sold her as a slave
to one Your petitioner states
that she has continer to inside in St. Louis County
MissouriMissouri from that time until the presant time and is
now held in slavery and deprived of her just
rights freedom and liberty by one WilliamWilliam
sullivan - You petitioner is
informed and belives that under these state of

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facts, that she is untitled to her freedom, and
she your honorable Court, to allow her to
sue as a poor person in order to establish her
right to freedom in an action of false imprison
ment against the said WilliamWilliam sullivan
and she will pray so

Alsey her

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mark a woman of
color