Mount St. Mary's College to the use of Louisa Mahoney, a woman of color v. Francis B. Jameson and Edmund H. McCabe
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Mount St. Mary's College,
a corporation Duly incorporated
by the laws the State of MarylandMaryland,
to the use of LouisaLouisa (a
woman of Colour) Plaintiff,
vs
Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson
Edmund H. McCabeEdmund H McCabe
Defendants.

In the Cir-
Cuit
Court.
St. Louis
County
April Term 1854.

The Plaintiff, a
Corporation duly incorporated by the
laws of the State of MarylandMaryland,
who sues to the use of LouisaLouisa (a
woman of Colour) states that about
eighteen years ago, to wit: about the seventh day of March eighteen hundred and thirty six, the said LouisaLouisa (a woman
of Colour) being then owned and posses
sed as a slave by the Plaintiff, and
the Plaintiff being at that time indebt
ed to the Defendant Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson ,
for money advanced by him for the Plain
tiff an agreement was then entered
into between the Plaintiff and the
Defendant Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson
that the said LouisaLouisa should serve
him (the Defendant Francis B. Jame
son) for five years to pay the sum
of two hundred and fifty dollars
for money so advanced, and that
at the expiration of the said five
years she was to be free; that one
of the moving considerations in said
agreement was the express stipula
tion that the said LouisaLouisa was to be
free at the expiration of the said

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five years, and that the Defendant
Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson should man
umit and emancipate her at the ex
piration of the said five years; that
by virtue and in pursuance of said
agreement and the said express
stipulation the Plaintiff trans
ferred and delivered the said LouisaLouisa
into the possession of the De
fendant Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson at
the time aforesaid, and she then
commenced Serving him; that
the said Defendant Francis B. Jame
son was then a resident of the State
of MarylandMaryland and continued to be
a resident of said State between
five and six years thereafter, du
ring all of which time the said
LouisaLouisa continued to serve him;
that he then changed his residence
to the State of MissouriMissouri and re
moved her with him to the said
State, where he has since resi
ded and now continues to reside.

Plaintiff further states
that the said LouisaLouisa faithfully
served the Defendant Francis BFrancis B Jameson .
JamesonFrancis B Jameson until the expiration of the
said five years, and that she was,
at the expiration of the said five
years, and still is, entitled to her
freedom, and to manumission
and emancipationby the Defen by
virtue and in pursuance of the
agreement and express stipulation