Thornton Kinney v. John F. Hatcher and Charles C. Bridges
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State of MissouriMissouri

To the Keeper of the Common Jail of the County ofCounty of S Louis
S LouisCounty of S Louis Greeting

Whereas one [ Fountain KennyFountain ][ Fountain KennyKenny ] alias WilliamWilliam -
son was brought before me on a charge of
being a Runaway Slave, and after Examining
into said Charge and believing the facts to be

These are therefore to Command you
further to receive the body of the said Foun
tain into your common Jail of S LouisS Louis
County, and detain him in Custody until
his said master takes him hence and pays
all reasonable charges, or until he shall
be discharged in due course of Law
given under my hand this 11th day of July 1853

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