Mary, a colored woman vs. James Dougherty, Richmond J. Curle
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

This day personally appeared before
me a Justice of the Peace, MaryMary , the foregoing petitioner
and being duly sworn, on her oath says, that all
the facts and statements set forth in the foregoing
petition are true in every particular; and said affiant
in addition to the foregoing, further states on her oath
that she has reasonable cause to believe and does fully
believe that she the said petitioner is about to be restrained
by the said DoughertyDougherty and the said CurleCurle of reasonable
liberty of attending her Counsel & the Court that she is
about to be removed beyond the jurisdiction of the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County, and subjected to
severity on account of her application for
freedom.

MaryMary her

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this 14th April AD 1842
DuBouffay Fremon
Justice of the peace
for St Louis County