Green Berry Logan, an infant of color, by and through his next friend, Judy, alias Julia Logan v. Berry Meachum
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To the Honorable Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless Judge of the third judicial
circuit court holden in and for the county of saint Louis the petition of
Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan an infant five years old on the 15th instant
by July alias Julis LoganLogan his mother and next , respectfuly
represents, that his mother the said JudyJudy alias Julia LoganJulia Logan , was,
aboutt twelve years ago the slave of a certain BenjaminBenjamin Duncan DuncanBenjamin Duncan
of Davis county KentuckyKentucky. That about the time aforesaid and
while the mother of your petitioner was the slave of the said DuncanDuncan ,
she was said by the said DuncanDuncan from the state of KentuckyKentucky
to the state of Indianna and there hired out to labour as a slave
for four weeks or more. Your petitioner further represents that he
was some time since sold with his mother the said JudyJudy aliasJuliaJulia
to a certain Berry a man of color who still holds him in slavery. your
petitioner further represents, that the said July alias JuliaJulia his mother
and friend instituted a suit for the recovery of his friend in
the circuit court aforesaid against the said Berry
upon the removal from the state of KentuckyKentucky and residence
as aforesaid in the state of Indianna, and has recently been
to be untilled to her freedom by a and judgment
of the aforesaid. Your petitioner further represent that he
was from some time after the removal of his said mother from state
of KentuckyKentucky into the state of Indianna and long after his
right to freedom accused. Your petitioner further represents that
altho is entitled to his freedom the said holds
him in slavery, he therefore prays that he may be permitted
to sue as a poor person by the said JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia his mother and
next friend, in order to establish his right to freedom, that
be assigned him to prosecute the said suit, that such orders
he made and served upon the , and finally
such privileges intended to him as an not inconsistant
the law as in duty found ever pray.


P. W. Risque


GreenGreen Berry Logan Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan an
infant by
JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia Logan LoganJulia Logan
his mother and next friend
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March term of the third judicial circuit court of the county of saint Louis
and state of missouri to with:

Upon the foregoing petition of LoganLogan an infant, the court
doth order that he be allowed to bring a suit in order to establish

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his right to freedom and that F. M. be assigned him as
counsel to prosecute the same. The court doth further order that
the said petitioner be permitted to sue by JudyJudy alias Julia LoganJulia Logan
his mother and next friend, that he have reasonable liberty
to attend his counsel and the court as occasion may require,
that he be not removed out of the jurisdiction of the court
and that he be not subject to any severity on account of
his application for freedom.

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State of MissouriMissouri
St. LouisSt Louis county to writ:

To the Honorable luke of the third judicial
circuit court holden in and for the county aforesaid the petition of Green
Beny Logan an infant of color, respectfully represents, that he is an
infant and is illegally held in slavery by a certain
a free man of color, and bring decisions of prosecuting a suit
for the recovery of his freedom, he cannot so except by his
next friend. Your petitioner therefore prays that JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia Logan
LoganJulia Logan his mother be appointed his much friend to institute
and prosecute a suit for the recovery of his freedom against
the said and as in duty fomd will pray,

Green BerryGreen Berry Logan

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LoganGreen Berry Logan
I JudyJudy alias Julia LoganJulia Logan mother of the said Berry Logan
an infant, do hereby consent to be appointed the next friend of
the said Green Beny Logan for the purpose of prosecuting a
suit for the recovery of his freedom against a certain Beny
a man of color in the circuit court of the county
of saint louis songs, and promise to prosecute the same faithfully. Acknowledge this 12th day of April 1836

Upon the foregoing petition and consent of the said July alias
Julia LoganJulia Logan in writing, she the said July alias Julia LoganJulia Logan is
hereby appointed the next friend of the said LoganLogan an infant
of colorr, to institute and prosecute a writ for his freedom against a free man of color in this court.

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State of MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court of the Third judicial cicuit holden
in and for the county of Saint LouisSt Louis - July Term 1836.

Saint LouisSt Louis County to writ

Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan an infant of color five years old on
the 15th of April 1836 by JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia Logan LoganJulia Logan his mother
appointed by the court aforesaid his next first complains
of Beny a free man of color of a plea of trespass:
for that the said Beny to writ on the 1st day of April 1831 at Saint LouisSt Louis in the county aforesaid with
force and arms made an assault upon him the said green
Benny LoganLogan and did then and there beat, bruise, and wound
the said Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan and their and then imprisoned him
the said Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan in person there without without
any reasonable or probable cause whatever for a long space
of time to writ: from the said 1st day of April 1836until this day during every day. And the said Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan
by JudyJudy alias Julia LoganJulia Logan his next friend that
before and at the time of the committing of the said several
greivances he was and still is a free person and that the
said Berry held and still holds him in slavery
contrary to the statute in such cases made and provided
to the damage of the said Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan five hundred
dollars and therefore he brings suit &c.

. W. Risque p. q

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"Upon the foregoing petition of Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan , an infant, the order that he be allowed
to bring a suit in order to establish his right to freedom, and that H. W. Risque be a signed him as counsel
to prosecute the same. The court further order that the said petitioner be permitted to sue by JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia Logan LoganJulia Logan
his mother and next friend, that he have reasonable liberty to attend his counsel and the court, as occasion may regime
that he be not removed out of the jurisdiction of the court, and that he be not subject to any severity on account of his application
for freedom.

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A true copy of the judge's order

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk


By

Dpty J.. D. Johnston

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis


ss.

We command you to summon Berry , if he be found in
your county, that he be and appear before our Circuit CourtCircuit Court on the first day of the next term
thereof to be begun and held at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, within and for the county aforesaid, on the second monday
of July next then and there to answer into Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiff five
hundred dollars, and have you then there this writ.

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Witnes, John RulandJohn Ruland , of our said court with the seal thereof hereto offered this thirteenth day of april in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty six.

John RulandJohn Ruland Cllk

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Executed this writ by reading it and the petittion
and order of the Judge to Berry in the
13th day of april 1836 in the county of St. LouisSt Louis

J BrothertonJames Brotherton Shff


by

G HammondG Hammond


service $ 1.00
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No 32

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit CourtJuly Term 1836

Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan an infant
by JudyJudy alias JuliaJulia Logan LoganJulia Logan his mother
and much friend
vs
Berry a free man of color

:
This is an action of trespass & battery and false
imprrisonment. Damage $500.
The clerk will issue a summons.

. Risque plff


Filed april 13th 1836

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Judgment by - Book 8 - page 174

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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 Louis (a man of colour)
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be appear in proper person
before the judge of our Circuit court,on thefuthwith
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 Green Berry LoganGreen Berry Logan is
plaintiff and is
defendant on the part of the Plff
and have you then and there writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 21st day of Decemberin the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and thirty6.

John. Ruland

Clerk; C.C.
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G.B.Loganvs
B.

Sum:
Louis (a man of colour)
21st

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Serviced this writ by Reading
it to the within on named Louis
a slave on the 21st day of December 1836 in the city of St. LouisSt Louis

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Shff


By

M.BrothertonM Brotherton DShff


Serv 50 cents