David McFoy, a person of color v. William Brown
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David McFoyDavid McFoy plaintiff
vs
William BrownWilliam Brown defendant

In the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court April Term 1850. St Louis County

The defendant states that he did cause the above
plaintiff to be arrested and imprisoned and
of his liberty on the 13th day of December 1849
at the city and county of St LouisSt Louis and state of
MissouriMissouri, that he did claim and does still
claim the said plaintiff to be the slave of
the estate of Thomas F BrownThomas F Brown of which he
the said defendant is is administrator, and Guardian
of the minor children of said Thomas F BrownThomas F Brown
to wit, that he is guardian of Adaline Brown,
Buckner B Brown William T.Brown Charles
Brown Abigail S Brown and Chloe
Brown, that he the said defendant was appointed
guardian of said children at a monthly
Term of the County Court of Preston County
state of VirginiaVirginia held on Monday the 14th of October 1844. as will appear by a duly certified
copy of his appointment filed with this answer
and marked (A) that said is the
slave of said minor children aforesaid and that
he the said defendant has the control of him
the said plaintiff as administrator of the estate
of Thomas F BrownThomas F Brown deceased and guardian
of the children aforesaid, that said plaintiff
a slave for life was willed by name byThomasThomas Brown
BrownThomas Brown to the aforesaid minor children
by will dated the 26th: of June A. D. 1843
that said plaintiff is not and never was
a free person that he the said plaintiff is not andnever
was a freeman of the state of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania.

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that he was on the contrary born a slave in
the county of Prince WilliamWilliam in the state of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
and run away from service from the County of
Monongalia state of VirginiaVirginia and that according
to the laws of the land the said plaintiff is still
a slave for life and is the property of the afore

named minor childern for when he is
guardian and agent and in that capcity
claims control and of said plaintiff

William BrownWilliam Brown
by his AttyLaBeaume & Hall
William BrownWilliam Brown , defendant makes oath and
says that the above answer and matters therein
as stated he belives, are true.

Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 18th April 1850. WilliamWilliam Brown BrownWilliam Brown

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