Peggy Perryman, a woman of color v. Joseph Phillippi (Philibert)
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To, the Hon Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton Judge, of the St Louis, County Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,

the petition of Peggy PerrymanPeggy Perryman respectfully represents that on or about the first of december past, - - she was residing, with her friends, in ArkansasArkansas,
in the peaceable enjoyment, of her freedom and
civil rights, to which she was enitled by her parents,by being free persons, her father, a free
person of color, in said state, and her mother was lawfully married, to her her father, an Indian of, the Black foot tribe Your Petitioner represents,
that about that time she was suddenly seized,
by persons, to her before unknown gaged, and transported, and finally sold into servitude that, her her relatives, by the mother side and, all not,
only free since, the memory of man but are distinguished, among their tribe, your
petitioner represents as such free born person she, is entitled, to her freedom from the engagement of which she is, wherefore she prays, in considerationof the promises she, may have leave, to sue,
as a poor person, in order to establish,
her right, to freedom and that counsel, to her for that purpose, order be made, as to secure
of prosecuting, her said, as in duty bound she,

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