Jack Barton v. William Glasgow
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To the HonWmCCarrCarr JudgeSt Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

The petition of JackJack a man of colour sometimes
called JackJack Barton BartonJack Barton represents that when he was
about nine or ten years old he was brought from
the State ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky to the then territory now StateIllinois
ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois by one James Fulton where he residedas
a slave with said FultonFulton near KaskaskiaKaskaskia upwards
of one year, shortly after which said FultonFulton died
and your petitioner was sold at the sale of said
Fultons personal property and was purchased by JosephJoseph
with whom be lived about nine years in
the state of IllinoisIllinois, and then moved with said BartonBarton
to the state of MissouriMissouri where he lived with him about
three years when he died, and your petitioner then
returned to KaskaskiaKaskaskia with the window of said
BartonBarton in whose service he continued some time in
IllinoisIllinois & some time in MissouriMissouri untill about April
last when your petitioner was informed and belives
he was sold by Mr.BartonBarton to the farm of Glasgow
Ross&C. as whose slave your petitioner is now
held by WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow of the City of St LouisCity of St Louis,
and therefore your petitioner prays your Honor
to punish him under the law of the state of MissouriMissouri
to sue for his freedom

JackJack her mark Barton

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

This day personally appeared
before me GVGarner a Justice of the peace for the
county and state aforesaid Jack BartonJack Barton the above petitioner
who being duly sworn says that the facts stated in the
foregoing petitioner are true to the best of his knowledge

SworntoHGamblethis
23dayofJuly
1832

JackJack his name

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State of MissouriMissouri
Third Judicial Circuit

The within named JackJack
Barlow is permitted to sue as a poor person on the
within petition to establish his freedom; and the
Clerk of the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court is hereby directed
to issue the necessary processthereon for that purpose -
and it is further ordered that the petitioner
shall not be taken or removed out of the jurisdiction
of this court nor be subject to any severity because
of his application of freedom; and that he have reasonable
liberty to attend his council and the Court
as occasion may require

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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County
November Term Circuit CourtCircuit Court

JackJack Barton BartonJack Barton by his Attorney
Complains of WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow and GlasgowGlasgow
& C. of a plea of trespass with force & arms; For
that the said WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow on the 9th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two with force and arms
made an assault upon the said JackJack to wit, at
the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis State of MissouriMissouri
and then and there beat, bruised and ill treated
him the said JackJack and kept and detained him
in prison without any reasonable or probable
cause, for a long time to wit, for the space
of twenty four hours then next following
; and the said JackJack in fact avers that before

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and at the time of committing the said grievences
he was and still is a free person and that the
defendants held and detained him and still
holds and detains him in slavery against his
will and contrary to the law of the land and
other wrongs and injuries the said defendants, to
the plaintiff then and there did to his great
damage, wherefore he says he is injured and
hath sustained damage in the sum of five hundred dollars and therefore he sues & C

S W Foreman
Atty

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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis ss
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis Greeting

We commanded you to summon WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow and Ross,
Glasgow & that they be and appear before the Judge of our
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next November term thereof to be held at the CityCity of St Louis
of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the
fourth Monday of November next then and there to answer
unto JackJack sometimes called Jack BartonJack Barton of a plea of Trespass
with force and arms & wherefore he says he is injured and hath
sustained damage in the sum of Five hundred dollars and
have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at Office this Twenty third day of August Eighteen Hundred and thirty two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Served this writ on WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow
by giving this writ to him to read &
his service of the
on the 24h August 1832 on the City
St LouisSt Louis- & Glasgow not found
in my county

John K WalkerJohn K Walker

serv $1.00
50
$ 1.50
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No 27

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1832

Jack BartonJack Barton
vs
WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow & others

suit for freedom

Filed 22nd August 1832

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow implead &C
ads
Jack BartonJack Barton

And the said defendant by GambleArchibald Gamble
his attorney comes and defends the force and injury
when &c and says he is not guilty of the said
supposed trespass in the declaration mentioned
in manner and form as the said plaintiff
hath above thereof complained against him
and of this he puts himself upon the county

H R GambleH R Gamble atts
for Dfs

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No 27

Nov Term 1832

Jack BartonJack Barton
vs
WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow

plea not guilty

filed Nov 29th 1832

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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Discontinued Book - 7 - page 90

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

fee bill 44
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis--Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon William MilburnWilliam Milburn , Augustus H EvansH Evans
Frederick R Conway, & John WJohn W . Gilliss
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 23d. day of April next
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 Jack BartonJack Barton is
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow (Impleaded &c)
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 ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 26th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk C. C.

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Executed the writ by reading it to Wm. Milburn
A. H. EvansH Evans F. R. Conway Jno. W Gilliss all in the
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and city of St. LouisSt Louis
March 4th 1833

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff
by James BrothertonJames Brotherton D.P.

Service
$2.00
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March Term 1833

Jack BartonJack Barton
vs
Wm. Glasgow Impld

for plff

Wm MilburnWilliam Milburn 2
7 A. H. EvansH Evans 2
7 F R Conway 4
Jno. W Gilliss

on 23d April

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis--Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon William MilburnWilliam Milburn , A H EvansH Evans , F. R.
Conway, Jno W. Gilliss.
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, the y be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the sixth day of August next
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 Jack BartonJack Barton is
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow 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 ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk C. C.

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July Term 1833

Jack BartonJack Barton
vs
Wm Glasgow Impld

for plff.

xWilliam MilburnWilliam Milburn , 10
xAugustusAugustus H EvansH Evans 18
x Frederick R Conway 10 &
Jno W Gilliss 15

On 11 August

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Executed this writ on William MilburnWilliam Milburn 10th on
F. R. Conway & Jno W. Gilliss the 15th AugustusAugustus HH Evans
EvansH Evans the 16th July 1833

John K. WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff

Service $2.00
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis--Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon William MilburnWilliam Milburn , Augustus H EvansH Evans
Frederick R Conway & John WJohn W Gilliss
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 Tenth day of December next
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 Jack BartonJack Barton is
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam GlasgowGlasgow is
defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
and have you when there this writ.

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Witness: Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 30th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk C. C.

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November Term 1833

Jack BartonJack Barton
vs
Wm Glasgow

for plff

* Wm WilliamWilliam 14
*AugustusAugustus H EvansH Evans 14
* Frederick R Conway 14
*John WJohn W Gilliss 7

On 10th Decr

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Executed this writ on John WJohn W Gilliss 7th & on
Wm Milburn A H EvansH Evans & F R Conway
14th of November 1833

John K. WalkerJohn K Walker plff
by JJames Brotherton BrothertonJames Brotherton

Service $ 200