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


And was on this Fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred forty two. Before
Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy Judge of the eighth
Judicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri
appeared E.C. DoughertyDougherty by his counsel
Wm. M Esqe. and the said
MaryMary by W Gale Esqu and the said
DoughertyDougherty having declined entering into
the required by law, it is ordered
that Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Esqe Sheriff take
possession of said MaryMary a colored wo

man the petitioner for freedom and hire
her out to the best advantage from
time to time during the of
the suit and take from the
hirer payable to the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
in the sum of seven hundred Dollars
and with security as the said Sheriff
shall , conditioned, that said petitioner
shall during the of her suit
have reasonable liberty of attending
her counsel and the Court, that she
shall not be removed out of the
Jurisdiction of the St Louis County CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court where her suit is to be brought
and that she shall not be subjected
to any severity on account of her ap
plication for freedom and that the
hirer will pay the service to the sheriff
and return the petitioner at the

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of the term for which she is hired which
shall be six months, or as soon as the ac
tion is determined- witness was heard this
fifteenth April the year above written

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy

Judge of the 8th
Cir of the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri