Rebecca, a negro woman v. James Black, Thomas Horine, and George Mellody
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In the St LouisSt Louis Circuit Circuit Court
November Term 1842. Satuarday January 7th 1843.

RebeccaRebecca (of Color)
Thomas HorineGeorgeGeorge H HGeorge H .C.MellodyMelody

Now at this day
the defendant GeorgeGeorge H
HGeorge H .C.MellodyMelody and
bring the body of said plaintiff in open Court and there-
upon It is ordered by the Court that said plaintiff be
transfered to the Custody and Charge of WilliamWilliam Milburn MilburnWilliam Milburn
Esq Sheriff of St Louis County, which was accordingly
done It is further ordered that the Sheriff hire out said
plaintiff to the best advantage from time to time during
the pendency of this Cause and take bond from the hirer
payable to the State of MissouriMissouri in the penalty of Four
Hundred and Twenty five Dollars with such security as
he approves Conditioned that the hirer will pay the hire
to the Sheriff and return the plaintiff at the expiration
of the term for which she is hired or as soon
as this action is determined

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Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk