Rebecca, a negro woman v. James Black, Thomas Horine, and George Mellody
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RebeccaRebecca (a woman of Colour)
vsJamesJames Black Thomas MThomas M Horine .
HorineThomas M Horine & Geo. H. C. MelodyMelody

In the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court Term November AD 1844
suit for freedom

Be it remembered that on the trial of
this Cause the following evidence was
given to the Court and jury on the part of the plaintiff (First was read a deed
of First given by WilliamWilliam James JamesWilliam James to ThomasThomas M Horine
MThomas M Horine . HorineThomas M Horine to the use of EmilyEmily Black
and her Children) (here insert it)
next was read the deposition of
WilliamWilliam James JamesWilliam James (here insert it) next
was read the deposition of MariaMaria Field
(here insert it) after whichDaniel B.
Watterman being sworn stated on
oath as follows on the part of the
plaintiff that he knewMrsEmilyEmily
Black in the state of IllinoisIllinois that
she resided in the town of VandaliaVandalia
in said state that he resided withher
for some time. That he knewher
to be the daughter of WiliamJames
of St Geniveieve MissouriMissouri, that he knew
her to be a domiciled resident citizen
of the said state of IllinoisIllinois and the same woman named in â That
in the year Eigteteen hundred and thirty
one or thirty-two
she brought with her
the girl Rebacea the plaintiff in this suit
with her to the said town of VandaliaVandalia
state of IllinoisIllinois and while said witnesswitnesslived with her and there held her in
service for the term of sixmonths while onewasacitizen of said state of IllinoisIllinois
the first time that she brought her

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during which time said girlRebec-
ca was engaged in raising the
Child of said Mrs. Black mostly, also
the child of MrsHorineHorine the wife
of Said ThomasThomas M Horine M HorineThomas M Horine and that
the said girl RebeccaRebecca afterwards
went to St Genivieve MissouriMissouriwith Mrs Ho-
rine or Mrs Black witness does
not recollect which and that after-
wards said RebeccaRebecca was again
brought back bysaid Mrs Black from St Genivieve
MissouriMissouri and remained with said Mrs
Black again for the space of three
or four months in said town of Van
dalia IllinoisIllinois that the said girl Rebec
ca now at the bar of the Court the
Plaintiff in this suit is the same
girl Rebeca that he saw in Van
dalia IllinoisIllinois at Mrs Black'sâ
and above spoken off by him this was
all the evidence given to the Court
and jury in the above cause
whereupon the court gave the
following instructions as asked by
the plaintiff's attorney (hereinsert it)
whereupon the court gave the following
instructions asked by the
defendants' Counsel (here insert
them) (and also here insert them
following instuction asked for by the
defendants' Counsel and refused
by the court) after which the
Court gave the following instructions