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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HesterHester Williams Plff
her children, by
JordanJordan Early their next friend plff
a B. Mc &fee
FrederickFrederick Norcum
Granville C Blakey
Wm E Moore

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of
St. Louis County. St Louis
County Sct. November Term 1853

Plaintiff states that on
the day of January eighteen hundred and forty nine the defendant FrederickFrederick Norcum
executed to the plaintiff a deed of manumis-
sion for herself and her two children Pris-
cilla who was the illegitimate
child of the said defendant November, and
MayElla WilliamsElla Williams the child by her late husband
by which said deed she became free as well
as both of her children the other plaintiff that on the seventh day of October 1853. She carried the said
deed of manumission to the said Norcum
at his request and plaintiffs charge that
he destroyed the same; and had said plain-
tiffs arrested and caused them to be
delivered to A. B. McAfee and WilliamWilliam E Moore Granville C BlakeyBlakey the other
defendant alledging that he had sold
them to the said McAfeeMcAfee , and Blakey & Moore
Plaintiffs further state that the defen-
dant. Norcum in the month of October 1849
when plaintiff on charge of being runaway slaves were imprisoned and seized to
the plaintiff the following certificate in
word and figures as follows to wit.

New YorkYork . Oct. 5th 1849