Mary Davis v. Samuel B. Bellis
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In the matter of the emancipation of MaryMary a colored person
State of MissouriMissouri SS.
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Be it remembered that on this
26th day of February 1855. In Open Court it was pro
ved by the testimony of LoganLogan Steeper, JohnJohn M B.
& John MJohn M Constable witnesses to the satisfaction
of the Court that the within and foregoing deed
of Emancipation was signed and duly executed
by John T. Moore whose name appears subscri
bed to said deed as a party thereto and it was also
proved to the satisfaction of the Court that
JamesJames McMartin and L.C.Parsons whose names
appear on said deed as subscribing witnesses

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to the occasion thereof are not within the
Jurisdiction of this Court

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In Testimony whereof I hereto set
my hand and affix the seal of said Court
at office in the City of St LouisCity of St Louis the day and
year last aforesaid

WmWilliam J Hammond J. HammondWilliam J Hammond Clk