Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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that at this time is living some times in the in the
year Eighteen hundred and forty The said MartinMartin and Wife left the state of KentuckyKentucky and emigrated to the state
of IllinoisIllinois bringing with them your petitioner at that time held in slavery
- that at that tme the said John H. Martin
and MaryMary his wife delivered your petitioner out in the county
of MorganMorgan state of IllinoisIllinois to the said MargaretMargaret widow of
the John Prossner-dec'd. that the said WilliamWilliam John , Samuel, MargaretJohnWilliam John RobertRobert George Samuel, issue as aforesaid
were living with said MargaretMargaret Widow as aforesaid in said county
of MorganMorgan state of IllinoisIllinois-

Your petitioner represents unto your Honor
that after the said MartinMartin and his wife brought your petitioner
and delivered her over. to said MargaretMargaret , Widow as afore,
said in the said Morgan CountyMorgan County in the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
as aforesaid the said MargaretMargaret widow as aforesaid
kept your petitioner in slavery in said state of IllinoisIllinois for
the span of three months, to wit from November in the year eighteen hundred and forty until the latter end
of February in the year eighteen hundred and fortyone
that after holding your petitioner in slavery in the state
of IllinoisIllinois for over the time and space of three months
as aforesaid, the said Wiliam of the said John and MargaretMargaret ProsserProsser as aforesaid came to the city of St LouisSt Louis on his way
from StateState of Virginia ofState of Virginia VirginiaState of Virginia where he had gone on business to
the state of IllinoisIllinois and as your petitioner is informed
and hired out your petitioner to WilliamWilliam WaddinghamWaddingham , in said city of St. LouisSt Louis, as a slave of said MargaretMargaret ProsserProsser Widow of. But so it was that when the said WilliamWilliam arrived at StateIllinois ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois he the said WilliamWilliam , and said
HuntHunt and Wife came to the CityCity of St Louis ofCity of St Louis St LouisCity of St Louiswith
your petitioner and delivered her with the charge