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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State of MissouriMissouri, she has been informed in
this state thhrough the said President who
succeeded the said Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson as aforesaid,
and by others cognizant of the facts, that the
agreement aforesaid in terms aforesaid and upon
the express condition and premise aforesaid was made
between the said Francis B JamisonFrancis B Jameson and the
said College, and had been entered in writing
in the books thereof, and that some trace or
memorandum thereon ought to be found, but that
your petitioner has caused examination to be
made and has not yet been able to find such
trace or memorandum.

Your Petitioner further states that she
has been in this state, and but a
short time since, through the said President who
succeeded the said Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson , that
the infromation given by him last aforesaid is
correct, and has been more and more impressed on
his mind, and that the books of the said
College to in writing the information,
and that he still believed it could be found;
and further that his strong impression has
been and is that a bill of sale was given by the
said College to the said Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson ,
stating the said agreement in terms aforesaid
and upon the express condition and premise
aforesaid; and that the same was more strongly
impressed upon his mind by the fact of the same
kind of transction, at that time, between the
Said College and another person, a creditor of
the college, in relation to a negro child who
became free in accordnce therewith.

Your petitioner further states that of
her own knowledge the fact last above stated is

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true, and that, in substance, all of said
information conformes to her own knowledge of the
said agreement between the said college and
the said Francis B. JamesonFrancis B Jameson , in the terms
aforesaid, and upon the express condition and
premise as aforesaid, and that she has never
had, and has not now, any other understanding
of it.

Your Petitioner further states that the
foregoing is the the ground on which her claim to
freedom is founded, and prays for leave
to sue as a poor person in order to establish
her right to freedom.

AA Fenly Jr . FenlyA Fenly Jr JrA Fenly Jr .
Atty. for Petitioner.