Molly, a free woman of color vs. Charles Mullikin, John Mullikin
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To the Hon the Judge of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County.

The petition of MollyMolly a free woman of colour
represents that she is now actually held in servitude
and restrained of her liberty by Charles Mullikin un
der Pretence that she is his indentured servant
whereas your petitioner express by declares that she
orders no service by Law to the said Mullikin

Your petitioner therefore prays that your
Honour will issue your writ of Habeas Cor-
pus commanding the said Mullikin to bring
before your Honour, the body of your peti-
tioner to do submit to and receive whatsoever your Honour shall consider in that
behalf

MollyMolly
her
+ Mark

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State of MissouriMissouri County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis.

Be it remembered that on this eighteenth Day of August in the year eighteen hundred and twenty four before me the subscriber a
justice of the peace within and for the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis personally came MollyMolly
and made oath that the facts contained
in the above petition are true, and that
she the said MollyMolly your petitioner is not or restrained
by any commitment or detainer for any
criminal or supposed criminal matter

Sworn to and Mark acknowledged before me this 18th day of aug 1825

MollyMolly her
+mark

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Justice of the Peace
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MollyMolly a [ per ] woman of colour
v.
Charles Mullikin
Petition for
Habeas Corpus

18th August 1825

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To the Honorable the Circuit CourtCircuit Court within
and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

The Petition of MollyMolly a free woman
of colour represents that she is held in servitude
and actually restrained of her liberty by John
Mullikin, under the pretence as she has heard
and believes that she is indentured to him
which pretence your petitioner declares to be
false and that she is entitled to her freedom
your petitioner therefore prays that a writ
of Habeas Corpus may issue commanding
the said Mullikin to bring before this Court
the body of your petitioner, to do submit
to & receive, whatsoever shall by the Court
considered in that behalf

MollyMolly her + mark

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MollyMolly a free woman of colour being
duly sworn saith that the facts contain
ed in the above petition are true, and
that she is not confirmed by virtue of any detain
or commitment for any criminal or
supposed criminal matter

Sworn to submitted this
17th day of aug ust 1825
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Molly her +
Mark

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MollyMolly a woman of colour
vs
John Mullikin
affidavitt

17th August 1825