Ann, a woman of color v. John M. Jamison
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To the Honourable the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Lourty.

I herewith return this writ, and have the body
of Ann, the petitioner before the said Court, that state that
she is not in confinement by virtue of any warrant
order or process, but was committed to my custody
on the 17 June 1844, by JohnJohn W WJohn W . Paulding for safe
keeping, who informed this respondent, that said Ann
was not a slave but an indented servant under
the laws of IllinoisIllinois, and had been at labor in
St LouisSt Louis for one WilliamWilliam WilsonWilson , under a hiring
from her master by indenture

St LouisSt Louis21 June 1844

JM Jameson Jailor