Mary Davis v. Samuel B. Bellis
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Know all men by these presents that where as John
T. Moore purchased at Constables Sale of SamuelSamuel
Morrawell a Negro woman slave for life and now
owns said slave by Bill of Sale dated the 3d day of September in the Year one thousand eight hundred and fifty, which said Slave is described
as being about thirty six years of age, and about five
feet five inches in height of very dark complexion and
known by the name of and called MaryMary . Now
therefore I John T. Moore of the City of St LouisCity of St Louis and
State of MissouriMissouri does hereby emanacipate and set
free said Negro woman slave and declare her
now and hereafter discharged from all servitude and
as free as if she had been so born

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In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this 14th day of January in the Year one thousand Eight hudred and fifty two.

John J.Morre

Executed in the presence of JamesJames McMartin