Henry Jackson, a person of color, vs. James O. Fraser
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss

Be it remembered that on this
30th March A. D. 1842, at ChambersChambers
the Sheriff having taken possession
of HenryHenry William Jackson, Margaret JacksonJackson ,
SallySally Smith JacksonJackson , WilliamHenry William HenryHenry , AnneAnne
MariaMaria , & SmithSally Smith , being negroes, by
virtue of a writ by we issued this day
under 5th section of an act "so make
"persons held in slavery to sue for their
"freedom." and JamesJames v. Fraser the
person in whose possession they
were formed having declined entering
into recognisance under the seventh
section of the said act, I do order
the Sheriff of St Louis County so take
possession of the said negroes and
here such to the Best advantage
from time to during the pendency of their
suit for freedom, this day allowed
to the bought by there, and take
the hirers, payable to the
State of MissouriMissouri in the penalties
herein above set forth opposite to there many
conditioned that the petitioners
said negroes shall during the pendency

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of their suits have reasonable liberty
of attending their counsel and the
court, that they shall not be removed
out of the jurisduction
of the St LouisSt Louis Circuit court,
& that they shall not be subjected
to any severity on account of
their application for freedom
and further that the hirers will
pay the hire so the sheriff &
return the petitioners at the coo-
peration of the terms for which
they shall be hired or as
as the actions shall be determined
. The Terms of hiring shall
be twelve months, that time being
named by James V. Fraser.

In testimony whereof witness my
hands at chambers this 30th March 1842


Judge of the 8th Jud.Cir. of the
State of MissouriMissouri