William Henry vs. David G. Bates
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H. WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Judge of the St. LouisSt Louis Circuit
court

The petition of William HenryWilliam Henry , a black man held
in slavery showeth, that he is now aged about thirty one
years & two months: that he was born in the state of
VirginiaVirginia & was brought from thence to the town of KaskaskiaKaskaskia
in the now state of IllinoisIllinois, about sixteen
years ago, when your petitioner was aged about fifteen
years, and was then sold as a slave to HughHugh Maxwell
who then resided at KaskaskiaKaskaskia aforesaid: that said HughHugh
Maxwell was then permanently settled with his family
at said KaskaskiaKaskaskia & has resided there ever since, and
that he held your petitioner these as a slave, from
the time aforesaid of the sale of your petitioner to
him for the period of eleven years; that he then sold
your petitioner to David Dunklin of WashingtonWashington County
CountyWashington County in MissouriMissouri, who sold him to one ElijahElijah
Inge, who sold him to WilliamWilliam HempsteadHempstead , which
said HempsteadHempstead sold him to David G. BatesDavid G Bates , who now
claims & holds your petitioner as his slave, He further
states that when said Inge was the owner of your
petitioner as aforesaid, he said Inge, some time
in the month of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Twenty eight, took
your petitioner to GalenaGalena in the said state of IllinoisIllinois,
& settled there with your petitioner & so remained
there holding your petitioner in bondage
until June last: that said HempsteadHempstead then purchased
your petitioner, & kept him in bondage
in said last mentioned place, where said HempsteadHempstead
was settled in business, until about three months
ago, when he sold your petitioner to said BatesBates ,
who took possession of your petitioner & brought
him as his slave to St. LouisSt Louis in the state of

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MissouriMissouri where is now keeping your petitioner in
bondage & claiming him as his slave, and your
petitioner states that for the causes aforesaid he is
entitled to his freedom under & in virtue of the ordinance
of Congress of the year 1787, as he is advised
& believes; & he prays that he may be permitted
to sue as a poor person free of will.

He says further that the said David G. BatesDavid G Bates
his present master, is the master of a steam Boat
running on the Mississippi RiverMississippi River, on which he has
put your petitioner to work as a fireman; and that
in a day or two said Boat will he here, when
your petitioner will without doubt, he compelled
to go an board, & will be taken out of this state
of MissouriMissouri & the Jurisdiction of the St. Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court, unless it shall be prevented by the
interference of your Honor and he greatly fears
that if said BatesBates is permitted to take your petitioner
out of MissiouriMissouri, that he will not bring him
back again, He says further that he was remained

in St. LouisSt Louis a few days while said BatesBates has been making
a trip of the River, in consequence of having
been sick, He says further that said BatesBates is not a resident
of the state of MissouriMissouri

Wmhis

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mark HenryHenry William
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

WilliamHenry William HenryHenry being sworn on his
oath saith that the statements in the forgoing petition
contained are true

sworn to & subscribed


Wm his

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mark HenryHenry
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St.LouisCounty of St Louisss.
at ChambersChambers May 20, 1830

Being of opinion that the
foregoing petition contains sufficient matter to authorize
the commencement of a suit, it is hereby ordered that
said William HenryWilliam Henry may sueDavid G.BatesDavid G Bates as a poor
person for his freedom: and Josiah SpaldingJosiah Spalding is hereby
assigned as counsel for said petitioner, and it is further ordered that said petition have reasonable liberty
to attend his counsel & the Court when occasion
may require; and that the petitioner shall not be
taken or removed out of the jurisdiction of the StCircuit Court .
Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court , nor be subject to any severity
because of his application for freedom.

WillWill . C. CarrCarr
Judge 3.CircuitCircuit Court

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StateCircuit Court of MissouriMissouri
County of St.LouisCounty of St Louis. ss.
at chambers, May 20. 1830

Being satisfied that the petitioner
in the foregoing petition named, is about to he removed
out of the jurisdiction of the St. Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court it is hereby ordered that the said David GDavid G Bates .
BatesDavid G Bates or his agent enter into a recognizance with sufficent
security, conditioned that said petitioner shall at
all times during the pendency of the suit have reasonable
liberty of attending his counsel, & that he shall
not he removed out of the jurisdiction of the St. LouisSt Louis.

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Circuit CourtsCircuit Court , wherein said action for freedom is
to be brought, & that he shall not be subjected to
any severity because of his application for freedom:
and it is further ordered that this order be served on
said David G. BatesDavid G Bates and that if he shall refuse
to enter into such recognizance the sheriff of the county of
St. LouisSt Louis take possession of the petitioner &
hire him out according to law taking
bond in the penality of five hundred
dollars with security as the
law directs.

WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr
Judge 3. Circuit

.
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St. Louis Circuit Court For July Term 1830

County of St.LouisCounty of St Louisss.William HenryWilliam Henry , a black man
held in slavery, permitted to sue as a poor person, by J. SpaldingJ Spalding
assigned as his committed attomey, complains of
David G. BatesDavid G Bates . of a plea of trespass. For that the said
David G. BatesDavid G Bates on the first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundered and thirty with force and
arm. He made an assault on the said William HenryWilliam Henry to
wit at said County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis then and there beat bruised
and ill- treated him the said plaintiff and then & there in
prisonedhim the said plaintiff & kept & detained him
in prison there without any reasonable cause for
a long space of time to wit from then hitherto
contrary to the law of the State of MissouriMissouri & against
the will of the said plaintiff, and said plaintiff aver
that before and at the time of the committing of said
grievances he said plaintiff was and still is a free
person, & that the said defendant held & detained &
still holds and detains him said plaintiff in slavery. And the said defendant then & there
did other wrongs to the said plaintiff against the peace of the
State of MissouriMissouri & to the damage of the said plaintiff
of five hundred dollars & therefore he brings
his suit & C.

J. SpaldingJ Spalding
attorney

, for plaintiff.
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This writ was executed on Wm Hill agent of the Defendant in city of St.LouisSt LouisMay 24. 1830 By reading to him the Declaration, & orders
of the judge The said Hill as the agent of the defendant
D.G. Bates, refusing to give bail as required by the judge, the
man WmHenryHenry was on the same day taken into custody
excuted on David G. BatesDavid G Bates in the city of St. LouisSt LouisJune 27. 1830by reading
the petition summons & orders of the judge and acknowledging service 2.00

R SimpsonR Simpson Sheriff

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No 30
July Term 1830

St. LouisSt LouisCircuit CourtsCircuit Court

William HenryWilliam Henry suing
for freedom
vs.
David G. BatesDavid G Bates

& petition

For freedom Trespass & false imprisonment $500
issue summons

Filed May 20th 1830

A.GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

.
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County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisSct.

To the Sheriff of St.Louis County Greeting

We command you to summon David G. BatesDavid G Bates that he be and appear
before the judge of ourCircuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be
held at the city of St.LouisSt Louis within and for the County ofCounty of St Louis
St. LouisCounty of St Louis on the fourth monday of July next then and there to
answer into William HenryWilliam Henry a black man said in slavery
of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiff of
five hundred dollars. And have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , clerk said court
at office This 20th day of May 1830

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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

Copy of the order granting permission issue
At chambers May 20 1830

Being of opinion that the foregoing petition contains
sufficient matter to authorize the commencement of a suit it
is hereby ordered that said William HenryWilliam Henry may sueDavidDavid G Bates
G. BatesDavid G Bates as a poor person for his freedom and Josiah SpaldingJosiah Spalding is hereby assignedas counsel for said petitioner. And
it is further ordered that said petitioner have reasonable
liberty to attend his cousel & the Courts when occasion
may require and that the petitioner shall not be taken or
removed out of the jurisdiction of the St. LouisSt Louis circuit court
nor be subject to any severitybecause of his application
for freedom.

WillWill

C. CarrCarr
judge 3. Circuit

.
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David G. BatesDavid G Bates
vs Wm HenryHenry a black man

And the said David G. BatesDavid G Bates , by E. BatesEdward Bates his
attorney causes and defends the force & injury where
he prays that he is not guilty of the wrongs & trespass above said to his charge in manner & force as the said William HenryWilliam Henry has above in declaring
alleged against him, and of this he but himself
upon the county

E BatesEdward Bates

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Demurrer to 2nd plea sustainedbook 6 page 113 Arch GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

And for a futher plea on his behalf, the said
David G. BatesDavid G Bates says that the said William HenryWilliam Henry
ought not to be have & maintain his action aforesaid
against him, he says that at the time
of the committing of the said supposed trespass
in the declaration mentioned, the said William HenryWilliam Henry was still is a bondsman without this
that the said William HenryWilliam Henry at the said time
was free man, as in his declaration
is above supposed and of this he the said
David G. BatesDavid G Bates put himself upon the
county.

E. BatesEdward Bates

filed July 30th 1830

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

.
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No 30
July Term 1830
David. G. Bates
vs
William HenryWilliam Henry

plea N. Guilty & pltff
a bondsman

Filed July 30th 1830

A GambleArchibald Gamble
Clerk

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William HenryWilliam Henry
vs
David G.BatesDavid G Bates
July Term 1830

Demurrer to 2nd
plea. sustained
Book 6 page 113
A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

As to the plea of said defendant first above
pleaded the said plaintiff saith that he doth the like & C.
and as to the plea of said defendant secondly
above pleaded said plaintiff saith that the said plea
& the matter therein contained in manner & form as
they are therein pleaded and set forth are not
sufficient inlaw for the said defendant to have &
preclude him said plaintiff froms having & maintaning
his aforesaid action against him nor is he bound
by the law of the land to answer the and this he is ready to verify. Wherefore
he prays judgement of N.G..

Filed 16th August 1830

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk

J. SpaldingJ Spalding Attorney

for pltff
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176

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Judgement of Demurrer page 113 Book 6 -

Verdict Guilty & Judgement for plaintiff Damages 1
Book 6 page 166 -

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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No 30
July Term 1830
WmHenryHenry
vs
David G. BatesDavid G Bates

& Demurrer

J. SpaldingJ Spalding Atty

Filed 16th August 1830

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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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 Nathaniel MorrisNathaniel Morris AbnerAbner Morris MorrisMorris David
DavidMorris David MorrisAbner Morris Amos BereanAmos Berean & John GillisJohn Gillis
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 Seventh day of Aprilnext, 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 William HenryWilliam Henry is plaintiff
and David G.BatesDavid G Bates is defendant on the
part of the plaintiff; 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 twenty fifth 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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St.Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1831

William HenryWilliam Henry
vs
David G. BatesDavid G Bates

for plaintiff in 7th April 1831

x

Nathaniel MorrisNathaniel Morris

29
x

Abner MorrisAbner Morris

29

David Morris

Amos BereanAmos Berean

x

John GillisJohn Gillis

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Served this writ on John GillisJohn Gillis by reading it to him on the 26th March 1831. On Nathaniel MorrisNathaniel Morris
Abner MorrisAbner Morris on the 29th March in
the county of St. LouisSt LouisDavidDavid morris
Amos BereanAmos Berean not found

150
1.75

25

Jno K. WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

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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 Nathaniel MorrisNathaniel Morris AbnerAbner Morris MorrisMorris David
DavidMorris David MorrisAbner Morris Amos BereanAmos Berean & John GillisJohn Gillis
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 14th day of Aprilnext, 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 William HenryWilliam Henry is plaintiff
and David G.BatesDavid G Bates is defendant on the
part of the plaintiff; 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 9th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 31.

A GambleArchibald Gamble

clerk C.C.
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This writ come to hand too late to be
executed

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff


by

L Brotherton

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March Term 31
William HenryWilliam Henry
vs
David G BatesDavid G Bates

AbnerAbner Morris Morris

Nathaniel MorrisMorris David

DavidMorris David MorrisAbner Morris

Amos BereanAmos Berean

John GillisJohn Gillis

14th April

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Party.

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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 Frederick B McNair
Joseph AJoseph A Wherry
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 14th day of April, 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 William HenryWilliam Henry is plaintiff
and David G.BatesDavid G Bates is defendant on the
part of the plaintiff; 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 ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed on Fredk B.McNair on the 9th April and JosephJoseph A AJoseph A Wherry
on the 11th same Month by reading 100

Jn K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

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March Term 1831
William HenryWilliam Henry
vs
David G.BatesDavid G Bates

for F B McNair

&

Joseph AJoseph A Wherry

14th april
for plaintiff
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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 Nathaniel MorrisNathaniel Morris AbnerAbner Morris MorrisMorris David
DavidMorris David MorrisAbner Morris Amos BereanAmos Berean & John GillisJohn Gillis Frederick B McNair
and Joseph AJoseph A Wherry
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 second day of Augustnext 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 William HenryWilliam Henry is plaintiff
and David G.BatesDavid G Bates is defendant on the part of the
plaintiff; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Excuted This writ on AbnerAbner Morris MorrisAbner Morris 8th Julyon
Nathaniel MorrisNathaniel Morris 9th July on Joesph A Wherry
14th July on Frederick B McNair 16th July 1831 in the county of St.LouisSt Louis by reading
it to them David Morris Amos BereanAmos Berean & John GillisJohn Gillis not found in my county

# 200
3 3.7 1/2
#2.37 1/2

JohnJohn K Walker K WalkerJohn K Walker Shrff

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July Term 1831
William HenryWilliam Henry
vs
David G. BatesDavid G Bates

for plaintiff

NathanielNathaniel morris

9

Abner morris

8 July

DavidDavid morris

Amos BereanAmos Berean

John GillisJohn Gillis

on 2nd august

Frederick B McNair

14

Joseph AJoseph A Wherry

14
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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 herby commanded to summon Taney
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 second day of August, 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 WilliamWilliam Herry (a man of color is plaintiff
and David G BatesDavid G Bates is defendant on the part of the plantiff; 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 thirty one

ArchibaldArchibald gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Served this writ or Michael Taney
on the 1st August 1831 by reading it to
him in the city of
St. LouisSt Louis

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

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July term 1831
Wiliam HenryHenry
vs
DavidDavid G Bates GDavid G Bates BatesDavid G Bates

for plaintiff

1st
on 2nd August

Michael Taney

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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 Wm. P. Tillton
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , forthwith, 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 WillamWillam HenryHenry is plaintiff and
DavidDavid G Bates G. BatesDavid G Bates defendant on the part of the plaintiff 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 2nd day ofAugust in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hunred and thirty one

Clerk C.C.
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served this writ on WilliamWilliam
P Tillton on 3rd August 1831

Jn K WalkerJohn K Walker Shrff

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William HenryWilliam Henry
vs D. G. Bates

for

Wm. P Tillton

forthwith for
Plaintiff
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis,Sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon JohnJohn Gillis GillisJohn Gillis
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , forthwith 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 WilliamWilliam Hennry is plaintiff, and
David G BatesDavid G Bates is defendant, on the part of the
plaintiff; and have you then this writ.

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

ArchibaldArchibald gamble

Clerk, C.C.
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Executed this writ on John GillisJohn Gillis 3rd august 1831 in the city of St LouisSt Louis

JohnJohn K Walker K WalkerJohn K Walker


by

J BrothertonJames Brotherton

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july term 1831
William HenryWilliam Henry
vs
David Bates

for plantiff

John GillisJohn Gillis

forthwith
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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 Lewis Oldenburg
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 forthwith 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 William HenryWilliam Henry is plantiff
and David G BatesDavid G Bates is defendant on the
part of the plaintiff; 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 August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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WilliamWilliam Henry HenryWilliam Henry vs.
D. G. Bates

for
Lewis Oldenburg
8th august for
plaintiff

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Executed this writ on Lewis Oldenburg in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis the 9th day of August 1831 by Reading it to him

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff


by

John Brotherton

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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 JosephJoseph A AJoseph A . Wherry
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, forthwith 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 William HenryWilliam Henry is plaintiff, and DavidDavid G Bates G. BatesDavid G Bates is defendant, wherein the said JosephJoseph A AJoseph A . Wherry
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of of the said plaintiff

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this seventh day of August 1831

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

clerk
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Executed and have the body of
J. A. Wherry in court on the
10th August 1831

John K. WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

served
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July term 1831
William HenryWilliam Henry
DavidDavid G Bates GDavid G Bates .BatesDavid G Bates

Attached for Jo. A. Wherry

Wherry to
pay cost

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of saint louis County----Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Charles D. St.Vrain for the Plantiff
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 the10th day of August at 9o clock 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 WilliamWilliam is plaintiff, and
David G BatesDavid G Bates is defendant, on the part of the
plaintiff; and have you then this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 9th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one

ArchibaldArchibald gamble

Clerk, C.C.
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Chls St. Vrainnot found

121/2
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WmHenryHenry
vs
D. G. Bates
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If the jury believe from the evidence that the plaintiff
was carried to galena and held in Slavery there by a there permanently as his property with the of nothing that place the
their the plantiff is to be
free from such person and all claming
he him:

If the jury believe from the evidence that the plaintiff was born in the former north west territory the year 1787 and that he has him
held in Slavery several years in the state or late
Territory of IllinoisIllinois there they are bound to find the
plaintiff free all persons so holding him in
Slavery or claiming under there

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No 30 July Term 1830
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PeterPeter Ferguson

Ferguson

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That if it appear by the evidence to the satisfaction
of the Jury that the plaintiff first
in IllinoisIllinois in the of a resident of
that county, held as a slave till1825. Then have been transferred from hand to hand as a
slave at the of this
writ held as a slave by the defendant.
The plaintiff the be a slave

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William HenryWilliam Henry vs. David GDavid G Bates .BatesDavid G Bates

The jury in the above case find
the defendant guilty


foreman