Charles, a man of color, vs. Belina Christy
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Justice of the peace. And afterwards at the November term of said year for the year 1841 to wit on the 6th day of January 1842
the following further proceedings were had in said cause to wit
change of
CharlesCharles (a man of color vsBelina ChristyBelina Christy now at this
day comes the said defendant by her attorney and files
her petition verified according to law and praying for
a change of venue herein which petition being seen and
heard and by the court deemed sufficient it is ordered
by the court that the venue of this cause be changed to
the St LouisSt Louis Court of common Pleas, and that the Clerk
of this court make out a full true and complete transcript
of the record and proceedings herein and transmit
the same duly certified together with all the original
papers filed in the cause and not forming a part
of the record to the clerk of the said court of Common
Pleas; which petition is in the words and figures
following to wit. CharlesCharles , a man of color vsMelanieMelanie Christy
ChristyMelanie Christy To the Hon. the Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Your
petitioner Melanie ChristyMelanie Christy the defendant in the above
named case respectfully asks that a change of venue
may be awarded therein for the following reason Be
cause the Judge of said Court is prejudiced in said
case Melanie ChristyMelanie Christy . State of MissouriMissouri county of
St LouisSt Louis Set, Melanie ChristyMelanie Christy the above named petitioner
this day personally appears before the undersigned
and makes oath to the truth of the foregoing petition
and that she has just cause to believe that she cannot
receive a fair trial in the above case, an account of the
causes alledged in the said petition Melanie ChristyMelanie Christy
Sworn to and subscribed before me this sixth day of January A. D. eighteen hundred and forty two. Fredn
Kretschman Justice of the peace St LouisSt Louis county Nos.

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
I John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court in and for said county of St LouisSt Louis, certify
the foregoing to be a true and complete transcript of
the record and proceedings of said Court in the case
of CharlesCharles a man of color against Belina ChristyBelina Christy
as the same now remain in my office

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In testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed
the seal of said court
at office in the city of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis this eighteenth day of January eighteen hundred and forty two

John RulandJohn Ruland Mc