Nancy, a dark mulatto woman v. Enoch Steen and Ann Page
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The Petition of NancyNancy a dark [ mullato ]
woman HumblyHumbly [ sheweth ]

That said NancyNancy
who is now held as a slave by EnochEnoch Steen
SteenEnoch Steen was born in the
Territory of FloridaFlorida that her maternal
Grandmother was an Indian Woman;
that this Petitioner was, at or about the
age of ten years taken from her Mother who
was a free woman and living with her
said Grandmother in FloridaFlorida amongst
the Indians and was about that
time obtained by John Page- that she
remained with said Page as a free
person until a short time previous to
his death, which occurred some
months ago, and that a short time
after the decease of said Page said
McS one Aeneus McKay took this
Petitioner into his possession _ & from
the said possession of said McKay
this Petitioner was taken by said
Enoch SteenEnoch Steen into his own
possession and he said SteenSteen
now holds & detains her as a slave-
Therefore Your Petitioner prays for leave
to sue as a poor person in order
to establish her right to freedom for
such further relief or redress as is by
law permitted as to your Honor deeming



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