Charles, a man of color v. Belina Christy and Melanie Christy
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
sct

MelanieMelanie Christy ChristyMelanie Christy the above
named petitioner this day personally
appears before the under signed and
makes oath to the truth of the foregoing
petition, and that she has just
cause to beleive that she cannot receive
a fair trial in the above case, on account
of the causesalledged in the
said petition.

MelanieMelanie Christy ChristyMelanie Christy

Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this sixth day of January, A.D. Eighteen hundred and forty two

. KretschmarKretschmar

Justice of the peace St Louis County, Mo.