Jinny Jackson vs. James Frasier
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In the Hon.BryanBryan Judge of
the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

The Petition of , a woman of color
respectfully represented that she is now claimed
by C. as a slave - that she is now
over twenty one years of age and is about fifty five
years - old - that she is the child born of Pegg. - that
said Pegg her mother was formerly a slave of belonging
to oneRichardRichard Dollars of County in
the state of MarylandMaryland - That said RichardRichard
by deed bearing date the twenty seventh day of February in the year seventeen hundredand eighty seven
duly executed, acknowledged and recorded according
to the laws of MarylandMaryland, did
and set free the said Pegg, the of your
petitioner at the expiration of six years from the
date of said deed - and did also
of said deed and free from slavery all the
children born of said Pegg âwhere they should
arrive at the age of twentyone a of which
said deed with to exhibitedthatthe the petitioner has resided in the
City and of St. LouisSt Louis and that of
further thelastten years - that she believes she
is entitled to her freedom upon the grounds above
stated - and therefore prays for leave and for and
order to he made your hour to sue as a
poor person in order to establish her right
her freedom. That Counsel may be
assigned to her, and that she may have reasonable
liberty to attend her counsel and the may require, that she he not
removed out of of the jurisdiction of this
coun, and she be not subjected to
any severity in account of her application

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for freedom.