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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Court House Papers
St. LouisSt Louis

In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

April Term A D 1854
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HesterHester WilliamsWilliams & others
A. B. McAfee
FrederickFrederick Norcum & others

1 The defendants move to strike from the record
the paper marked as âfiled April 17th 1854â for
the reasons

1. That said paper is not filed in accordance with,
but directly in derogation of the rules of this

2. The said paper is frivolous and of no sort
of application to the matters in issue.

3. The said paper is not an amendment of the
original petition, nor is it a petition itself
for freedom, as the suit pretends to be.

2 Defendants ask the Court to make an order
that the Sheriff deliver the plaintiffs to the
defendant NorcomNorcom or his agent, to be
dealt with as his slaves &c.

WillisL. Williams

Atty for Defendants