Hester Williams, Priscilla Williams, and Mary Ella Williams, by and through their next friend, Jordan M. Early v. Frederick Norcum, et al.
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State of Mo
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the St LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court - Nov Term 1834

HesterHester WilliamsWilliams & others.
FrederickFrederick Norcum&c

Declaration under statute
for freedom

Defendant for plea to the amended declaration
filed in the above case on 20th November 1834, says,
that he is not guilty of the trespass and imprisonment
as charged in the said declaration; and defendant
denies that plaintiffs were ever or are now free
persons, and of these things he puts himself
upon the County

Willis L Williams
Atty for Deft