Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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of our WilliamWilliam in City of St LouisCity of St Louiswhere
she was kept in slavery since that time up to the
present date has been held in slavery in this City of St LouisCity of St Louis.

states that on or about the
day of July AD1845 a person to your petitioner
unknown came to the city of St LouisSt Louis with an order
in writing for the body of your petitioner stating
that it was his intention to take your petitioner
to , and further stated that he would
be in this city of St LouisSt Louis about the twenty fifth day of July AD 1845 at which time
he would take your petitioner away from this City

Your petetioner further respectfully
represents that the material facts in her
petition she can only by the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois where her witness
reside at this time

For and in consideration of the permission
your petitioner would humblyyour honor
to grant to sue as a poor person in
that she may be enabled to establish and recover
as her right, her freedom, and all and singular
such as the relief as the Law authorises and your
Honor should meet and the
and as in duty bound