Amy Moore v. Robert M. Moore
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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County

To the Hon John MJohn M Krum KrumJohn M Krum Judge
of St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Amy Moor a resident of said County complains to your
Hons respectfully states to your Hon that she is
at the present time held in slavery in said County
By one Robert N Moore That she your petitioner
has firm grounds on which she claims her right
to freedom which are as follows that on or about
the year eighteen hundred and thirty, She your
petitioner was hired out as a slave in SpringfieldSpringfield
in the State of IllinoisIllinois, by the PersonPerson was at said
last mentioned time her your petitioners master
and owner and that her then owner and master whose
name is not now known to your petitioner hired out
your petitioner to work for and serve one MrMarbly
according to his own will but against the will and
consent of your petitioner at the time and place
aforesaid to wit in the year 1830at SpringfieldSpringfield in
the said State of IllinoisIllinois for the full term of two
years from the date last aforesaid all of which
times, to wit, two years she your petitioner was
then and there kept in labour and service as
a slave contrary to law- That after the expiration
of the said two years she was She was sent to the
State of MissouriMissouri from said State of IllinoisIllinois
and sold as a slave to Robert N. Moor of St LouisSt Louis
your petitioner therefore prays your Hon to grant
her leave to sue as a poor person to establish her
right to Freedom and as is duty bound she will
ever pray-

EliasElias B. SmithB Smith
for petitioner