Alfred Taylor, a man of color v. Cornelius Van Houten
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and compelled, your petitioner to labor for him the said
Isaac, Van Houton, as a Slave for a long space of, of
time to wit for the space, of ten days your petitioner
therefore prays that he may be permitted to sue as a
poor person to establish his right to his freedom that
your honor, may make an order allowing your petitioner
to sue an satisfactory to the Clerk of the
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court And also that your petitioner
have reasonable liberty to attend his Counsel and the Hon
the Circuit CourtCircuit Court as ocasion, may require, and that he be not removed out of the jurisdiction of the Court and
that he be not subject to any severity, on account of his
application for freedom pursuant to the form of the
statute, in such case made and and
that your Hon, may unto your petitioner such, other
and further in the presence as the law may
out and to your honor, the nature, of his case
and in he will ever

Alfred TaylorAlfred Taylor

by J.B. Hudson his atty