Rebecca, a negro woman v. James Black, Thomas Horine, and George Mellody
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his possession - and she further prays that your
honor will issue your warrant the
sheriff of said County to bring your petitioner before
your honor, and to summon the said parties defendants
&c as is provided for this act of the judicial assembly
of the state of MissouriMissouri to make persons held
in Slavery to sue for their freedom and in going there to enter into recognizance as is therein and she will
pray &c

RebeccaRebecca by her
atty F. B.