State of Missouri vs. Ben, a slave of William Clark
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gave out for coffee & returning the he ared
lame that lame in was
stabbed when she went into the Room
she found the gardner Beth

John a slave of the Estate of Charles Buporon
deceased says that he was at a party
at a Negrohouse on the plantation of
General Bisel where there had been
panning marked to go away
the hadcommanded I had heard
no commotion at the party & I was about
going to my bed when he heard
that some lady was fighting I ran to
the room & I got in I heard
someone say Oh God he is stabbed I can as abouts
going to my had us her she heard
i am long i rants
the room of face I us i heard
gave he is i
to gah in them was such a fer of
in the room that I couldnotopen the
door. I rushed against it by this time
the people had the door & I rushed
un the reach that I far
in to the Room & like to have
fallen I found the people about
so standing as if amazed Ben &
Bill were in a corner of the Room.
Ben was proped up against the wall
Bill had Ben about his waist& so
pushed aganist the wall as to capare
the use of his right arm. Ben had
a knife in his right hand
he to use but not being able
to do so he changed the knife
to this left hand & struck Bill on
the hand & was about to make

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another strokecame & arrested him
& they were parted
I certify the above to be the up of
the above named prisoner&the above
named use takenbeforeme
September 30 1829Justice of the peace

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State of MissouriMissourivs
Ben a slave of
WilliamWilliam Clark ClarkWilliam Clark
examination

Information $ 0.39 1/2
Warrants & Sup. 39 1/2
Writing examination 950 words 95
2 50
2 oaths 12 1/2
1 Recognizance 25
Sheriffs fees $2.00

filed Apr 25 1829

A G Clk

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I was a God Negrosaid if I
was mad he could whip me the last
day I was saw about half an
hour after the girl was drawnup from
me on the before I & Bill
fought

ClaraClara a slave of General SamuelSamuel Bipell
LLara says that last Saturday night
Bena slave the person was room
in this they had a there
about 12 o clock at night-Ben rubbed
his hands & walkedabout the room
& said I came from with the
intention of fighting - he walked about a little longer& again said he came
there with the intention of fighting
to the we said Madam
can't you find someone to fight and
pointed to a small boy & told
him there was sameBody to fight him
he walked about the room & in a
said to the again &
addressed him & said he was angry
he had been as Read that the if she could find any one
to fight him she said no then
he said I think we will have
of a him to after this
he went to dancing &I saw no improper
conduct nor did I hear of any untill
the fights command she says she
was not there in the Room when the
fight took place she had gave out
at the coffee & resturant she heared
same and came claiming that same today
was

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State of the MissouriMissouri
St Louis County

On the 30 day of Sept 1829
was broughtbefore me a Justice of the
Peace in & for said Countycharged
Ben a slave of William ClarkWilliam Clark
who stands charged by the oath of
WilliamWilliam Garden with stabbing his
slave Bill with the intent to kill
the said Bill says he did not
stab Bill with the intention of killing
him but with the intention of wounding
him & said to himself than he would
make Bill him - says that
previous to this time Bill has
him & to quarrel with him
at the time struck Bill Bill
his hands up as
with the intention of striking the
prisoner after I struck him he struck me
I thought he was too much for me &
made use of my
says that there had beenbetween
him & Bill abouta woman than he
was sitting by the side of the woman
when Bill attempted to sitebetween
him & the woman & draw the woman
from her place then he then saw that Bill intended to him & he
opened his knife& put it in his
pocket when the woman got up Bill
got up & followed her I said nothing
but sat on the Bench after this he &
the woman went to Dancing & gotthrough
them & as he was finishing he began
to curse all all in the house
I told him not he asked
If I took it up he said If I did

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Being requested by William GardnerWilliam Gardner Esq.
to describe the wounds inflicted on this
Negro Man BillyBilly . I state the following.

A stab or incision on the
lateral part of the left Thigh, transverse
of the length of 4 inches, and of the
of from a half, to one and a half inch
dividing a part or nearly the whole of one
of the principle muscles of the thigh
I found one other gash or incision on
the shoulder, near the junction of the forearm
and shoulder, of about 3 inches in length
& from half inch to one inch deep, dividing
part of a muscle, and leaving bare a vein &
artery - also aue on the Head of about
two inches & a half long to the bone, or
covering the bone,and in our place the membrane seperation
Also another on one of the hands

J. S. Halliday

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State of MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County

William GardnerWilliam Gardner on
his oath says that on the
causing of Family as measuring of
the day of request last in the St. Louis County
a slave said to belong to William ClarkWilliam Clark
by the name of Ben. did as this is

of his a fore thought state the megra
man slave of the affiant named Bill
The above description of the woundsinflicted
by said Ben on the body of said Bill
had been given by the above named
Halliday a Physician who wascalled
upon by this afficavit to examine & describe
the wounds inflected as aforesaid & this
has the wounds&

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& believed the above to be a correct discription
I think there is danger that said wounds
so infected may prove mortal

Will Gardner

Sworn to before me
the September 2 1829

Justice of the Peace
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State of MissouriMissouri
Vs
Ben a Slave of William ClarkWilliam Clark

For Stabbing with the
intent to kill

Information

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State of Missourie
St. Louis County

On the 30 day of September 1829 came before ner a Justice of the peace
in & for St Louis County Augustin Emmely
& acknowledged himself indebted to the
state of MissouriMissouri in the sum of five
hundred Dollars to be received of his goods
& chattels Lands & testements of defaults
shall be made in the condetion
following The condition of this Recog-
nizance is such that if Ben a slave
of William ClarkWilliam Clark of William ClarkWilliam Clark
shall permanently be & appear at the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court to be helden in & for the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the fourth Monday
of November next on the first day of
the Term & shall then & there to excuse
to an Indictment to be preferred against
said Ben for stabbing Bill a
slave of William GardnerWilliam Gardner
with the intent to kill him & shall not depart said Court withoutleave & if in the mean time the
said Ben shall be of good behaviour
& keep the peace then there to be

Taken & acknowledged
before meSept 3rd 1829
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State vs Ben
Recognizance

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis c/o
November Term 1829

The Grand Juror of the State of MissouriMissouri
sworn and charged to enquire
for the body of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis upon
their oath present that BenjaminBenjamin a slave
of William ClarkWilliam Clark late of the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis
LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the first day of November in the year eighteen hundred and twenty nine
with force and arms at the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis
LouisCounty of Saint Louis aforesaid with actual violence an as-
sault did make in and upon one WilliamWilliam
a slave of one William GardnerWilliam Gardner then and
there in the peace being with an intention
him the said WilliamWilliam then and there to
kill contrary to the form of the statute in
such case made and provided and
against the peace and dignity of the state

H R GambleH R Gamble
Crt atto

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November Term 1829

The State
vs
Ben(a slave of Gen Clark

For assault with intent
to kill

Witnesses

William GardnerWilliam Gardner
Wm (a slave of Gardner
Clara(a slave of Bikcle)

A true Bill

Eouo Tray
foreman

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

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County
Greeting

We command you to take BenjaminBenjamin
a slave of William ClarkWilliam Clark and him safely Reep
so that you have his body forthwith before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court now in session
at the city of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county
of St LouisSt Louis then and then to answer to an
Indictment found against him by the Grand
Jury of said county for the asault with intent
to kill - and have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk
of our said court at Office the
twenty seventh day of November Eighteen hundred of twenty nine

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clark

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Executed this writJuly 22.nd 1830Recognizance
into open court

R SimpsonR Simpson Shff

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November Term 1929

State
vs
Ben (a slave of William ClarkWilliam Clark )

For assault with intent to kill

Augustin kommly ruegnished for opportunity
bino at March Term 1830. Book 5 page 477

Plea of not guiltyNov term 1830Book 6
page 16
.

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State
vs
Ben

Clara slave of Gen. Bipell
$2.20

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State of MissouriMissouri
vs.
Ben (a slave)

ClaraClara a slave of Bipell a witness
in this case, claims three

days attendance, a 50 cents, $1.50
24 miles travel, a 5 cents, 1.20
$ 2.20

The above named ClaraClara being sworn, says, he was summoned on
the part of State, and attended 3 days, at the March
term of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court , and that he had necessarily to travel the number of miles charged, in
attending Court, and has not claimed attendance in any other case for the same time.

Sworn to before me,
this26th day of March 1830
Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

ClaraClara Xher mark

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State vs Ben Slave of Will. Clark

Joseph Rouelle $1

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Statevs.Ben a slave of Clark.

Joseph Rouelle for his Servant John a witness in this case, claims two

days attendance, a 50 cents, $1.00

miles travel, a 5 cents,

The above named Jos. Roule being sworn, says, human John was summoned on
the part of State and and attended 2 days, at the July
term of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court , and that he had necessarily to travel the number of miles charged, in
attending Court, and has not claimed attendance in any other case for the same time.

Sworn to before me, this18th August 1830Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

Joseph Rouelle hisX mark

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Excuted this writ on william Pardnen of WilliamWilliam a slave
March 9th on ClaraClara March 18th 1830 by reading
the lower to them

R SimpsonR Simpson Shff

$1.50
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March Term 1830

The State
assault with intent to kill
Ben a slave

for the State
Will. Gardner 9
WilliamWilliam (a slave of Gardner)
Clara - (a slave of Beface)

on 24 âMarch
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Count Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of Saint LouisSt Louis County ..... Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon William GardnerWilliam Gardner - WilliamWilliam
(a Slave of Will. Gardner) and ClaraClara (a slave of Daniel Beface)
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Court, on the 24th day of MarchInstant at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now
pending in our said Court, wherein the state of MissouriMissouri is - plaintiff,
and Ben (as slave) indicted for an assault with intent to kill) is defendant, on the
part of the state; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this writ on RhodaMarch 18th on John
March 19-1830 by Reading the same to them

R SimpsonR Simpson Shff

$ 1-00
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March Term 1830

The State
vsBen (a slave)

for the state x Rhoda-(slave of DBissell)
x John (Slave of Buseron)

on 24 March
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff of Saint LouisSt Louis County.....Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Rhoda (slave of Daniel BissellDaniel Bissell ) and John (a slave of Buseron's Estate) that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 24th day of MarchInstant at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now
pending in our said Court, wherein the state of MissouriMissouri is plaintiff,
and Ben(a slave) is defendant, on the
part of the state; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this writ on Buy O'Fallon DanielDaniel Bissell BissellDaniel Bissell
David & Rachel July 16 - 1830 by Reading
to them the same - JamesJames not found

R. SimpsonR Simpson Sheriff
by Brotherton D Shff

200 12 1/2 $ 2.12 1/2
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July Jerm 1830

The State
vs
Ben (a Slave)

for defendant
+ Ben O'Fallon 16
+ DanielDaniel Bissell BisellDaniel Bissell 16
JamesJames - (at Mr. Redman's)
+ David H, (at Ben O'Fallon)
+ RachelRachel - (Free women of color at
General Bisell 16

on26 July
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of Saint LouisSt Louis County----Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Benjamin O'FallonBenjamin O'Fallon -DanielDaniel Bissell
BisellDaniel Bissell - JamesJames (servant of C. RedmanRedman ) DavidDavid (Slave of Ben O'Fallon)
RachelRachel a Free woman of color (on the Plantation of Gen Bisell)
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 26th day of Julyinstant at the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our said Court, wherein The State of MissouriMissouri is plaintiff,
and Ben (a slave) is defendant, on the
part of the defendant; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 6th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July 1830

The State
vs Ben a slave

for
Jonas Redman
David O'Fallon
RachaelRachael
forthwith for Defendent

50

2.50

1.

1.50

2.12

1.33

8.95

9.96Simpson

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Executed on Jonas Redman by reading
tothem the sameJuly 27. 1830

R SimpsonR Simpson Shff

50
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of Saint LouisSt Louis County.....Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Jonas Redman a man
of color David O'Fallon a man of
color. Rachall a woman of color
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the day offorthwith at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, the and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now
pending our said Court, wherein the state is plaintiff,
and BenjaminBenjamin a slave defendant, on the
part of the Defendant and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 27th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this writ on John aslam July 1st on
WilliamWilliam Lardinur July 6th on WilliamWilliam Rhody
& Clara July 16th by Reading the same to them

R. SimpsonR Simpson sheff
by Brotherton D Shff

$ 2,, saits
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July Term 1830

The State
vs
Ben a Slave

for
Wm Gardner
WilliamWilliam (slave of G.>
Clara (a slave>)
Rhody (same)
John (a slave)

26th July for the state

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St Louis County----Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon William GardnerWilliam Gardner
WilliamWilliam (slave of Gardner)
Clara (slave of Bisell)
Rhody (same)
John (slave of Boseron)
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 26th day of July at the city
of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controvery
now pending in our said Court, wherein the State is plaintiff,
and Ben a slave is defendant, on the
part of the state; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 29th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this [ this ] writ on Ben O'Fallon March 7th on DanielDaniel Bissell BisellDaniel Bissell & RachelRachel a free woman March 25th 1831 by & JamesJames a slave of Ridmour
not found

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff
by Jas Brotherton D shff

Service 150 12 1/2 $1.62 1/2
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March Term 1831

The States
vs
Ben a slave

Benj. O'Fallon 7
Daniel BisellDaniel Bissell 25
JamesJames slave of RedmanRedman
RachelRachel -foreman25

for the
28th March
defendant

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St Louis County----Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Benjamin O'FallonBenjamin O'Fallon , DanielDaniel Bissell BisellDaniel Bissell
JamesJames (a slave of M. -a free woman
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 28th day of MarchInst at the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our Court, wherein The State of MissouriMissouri is plaintiff,
and Ben a Slave is defendant, on the
part of the defendant; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtyone

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this writ on William GardnerWilliam Gardner
& WilliamWilliam a slave of Gardner March 11th
on Clara & Rody slaves of BisellMarch 25
on John a slave of Buscon March 7th 1831 by Reading it to them

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

2.50 by

BrothertonBrotherton Dep

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March Term 1831

The State
vs
Ben (a Slave)
Wm.Gardner-11
WilliamWilliam -(Slave of same)
ClaraClara -Slave of D. Bisell 25
Rody-Slaves of do 25
John-Slave of-Buperon

for the State
28th March

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St Louis County----Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon William GardnerWilliam Gardner , WilliamWilliam (a slave of
said Gardner) Clara a slave of Dan.Bisell - Rhoda a slave of Bisell
John a Slave of Buperon-
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of Our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 28th - day of Marchinst at the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter
now pending in our said Court, wherein The State of MissouriMissouri is plaintiff ,
and Ben a Slave is defendant , on the
part of the State; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Excuted on John& have his
body in court 29th March 1831

Jn K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

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March Term 1831

The State
vs Ben
Attachment

John (Slave of Before)


forthwith
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County,
Greeting.

We command you to attach John (a slave of Beperon)
by his body, and him safely keep, so that you have his
bod before the Judge of our Circuit, now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the
county of St. LouisSt Louis, on theforthwithday of 18,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between The State of MissouriMissouri plaintiff , and Ben
defendant, wherein the said John
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of of the said state

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29th day of March 1831.

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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March Term 1831

The State
vs Ben
Attachment

William GardnerWilliam Gardner


forthwith
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Executed & have the body of
Wm. Gardner in Count on
29th march 1831

$.1.00

K. WalkerK Walker

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County,
Greeting.

We command you to attach William GardnerWilliam Gardner
by his body, and him safely keep, so that you have his
body before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for
the county of St. LouisSt Louis, on theforthwithday of 18,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between The State of MissouriMissouri plaintiff , and Ben
defendant, wherein the said William GardnerWilliam Gardner
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of of the said State

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29 day of March 1831

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed & have the body of
WilliamWilliam in Court29 March 1831.

Service $1.00

Jno KJohn K Walker , WalkerJohn K Walker

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March Year 1831

The State vs Ben
Attachment

WilliamWilliam (slave of Wm. Gardner)

fortwith
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County,
Greeting.

We command you to attach WilliamWilliam (a slave of William GardnerWilliam Gardner )
by his body, and him safely keep, so that you have his
[ bod ] before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for
the county of St. LouisSt Louis, on theforthwithday of 18,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between The state of MissouriMissouri plaintiff, and Ben
defendant, wherein the said WilliamWilliam
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of of the said Defendant

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29 day of March 1831

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed on ClaraClara & have her body in court 29 March 1831

Serv. $1.00

Jno. K. WalkerJohn K Walker , Shff

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March Term 1831

The State vs Ben
Attachment

ClaraClara (Slave of D. Bisell)

forthwith
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County,
Greeting.

We command you to attach ClaraClara (a slave of Daniel BisellDaniel Bissell ) by her body, and her safely keep, so that you her
body before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
within and for the country of St. LouisSt Louis, on theforthwithday of 18,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between The State of MissouriMissouri plaintiff, and Ben defendant, wherein the said ClaraClara
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of the said State

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29 day of March 1831

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ on Wm. Gardner Wm. a slave
of Gardner & Clara a slave of Bisell on
the 16th day of May 1831 by Reading it to
them in the county of St LouisSt Louis

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff


$ 1.50 by

J BrothertonJames Brotherton D. Shff

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May Term 1831

The state
vs
Ben a slave
for
+ WilliamWilliam Garder
WilliamWilliam a slave
of Garder
Claraslave of
Genl.Bissell
23rd May for
the state

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri

To The Sheriff Of St Louis County..Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon William GardnerWilliam Gardner
WilliamWilliam a Slave of Gardner
Clara slave of Genl.Bissell
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 23rd day of May, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our
said Court, wherein the State is plantiff and
Ben a Slave is defendant on the part of the State
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 15th day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this writ on Daniel BissellDaniel Bissell BenjaminBenjamin O'Fallon
O'FallonBenjamin O'Fallon & RachelRachel a free woman on the 16th day of May 1831 in the county of St LouisSt Louis
by Reading it to them Louis Coree of RedmanRedman not found

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John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sherrif
by J BrothertonJames Brotherton D. Sherrif

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May Term 1831

The State
vs
Ben(a slave)
Benjamin O'FallonBenjamin O'Fallon
Daniel BissellDaniel Bissell

JamesJames (a slave of M. RedmanRedman )
Rachel (a free slave woman)
for dependant
23 May

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St Louis County--Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Benjamin O FallonBenjamin O'Fallon , DanielDaniel Bissell BissellDaniel Bissell , JamesJames
(a slave of W. RedmanRedman ) Rachel (a few woman at D. Bissell
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 23rd day of May, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our
said Court, wherein The State of MissouriMissouri is a plaintiff and
Ben (a Slave) is defendant on the part of the defendant
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our siad CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, the fourteenth day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 31

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July Term 1831

The State
vs Ben (a slave)
for the defendent
Benjamin O'FallonBenjamin O'Fallon
Daniel BisellDaniel Bissell
JamesJames (slave of Mr RedmanRedman )
RachelRachel (the woman at D. Bisell)
on 25th July

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Served this writ a Daniel BisellDaniel Bissell
& RachelRachel a free woman in the 7 July

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of Saint LouisSt Louis County-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Benjamin O'FallonBenjamin O'Fallon -Daniel BisellDaniel Bissell
RachelRachel (a free woman) JamesJames (a slave of Mr RedmanRedman ).
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the twenty fifth day of Julyinstant, at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now
pending in our said Court, wherein the State of MissouriMissouri is plaintiff
and BenjaminBenjamin (a slave of William ClarkWilliam Clark ) is defendant on the
part of the defendant; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this Sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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John a slave of Buseron sick in bed with
the small unable to attend

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John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff
by J BrothertonJames Brotherton

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The State
vs
Ben a slave of Clark
Sub for
John floor of
Buseron
for the State

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County-Greeting.

You are hereby command to summon John a slave of Busron
that setting aside all of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on theforthwithday of at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controvesy now
pending in our said Court, wherein the state is, plaintiff
and Ben a slave is defendent on the
part of the state; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 23rd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.