Julia, alias Mary Ann, and infant, by and through her next friend, Phillis v. Robert Duncan and Sally Adams
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To the Hanorable Luke ELuke E Judge of the
Third Judicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri

Your Petition PhillisPhillis a free woman of color an
behalf of her daughter JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann and infant represants to
your honor that her said daughter in the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County an said state
bought her suit for freedom against
DuncanDuncan said DuncanDuncan in said suit plead that
said JuliaJulia Mary AnnMary Ann was his slave & such proceedings
had in said suit that judgment of
liberation was renderd in said suit in
of said JuliaJulia Mary AnnMary Ann against said RobertRobert Duncan DuncanRobert Duncan
and all present claiming by through an under him
your petition says that she is deserved of having
the charge care and custody of her said
child that said RobertRobert Duncan DuncanRobert Duncan & our
Sally AdamsSally Adams who lived & has for many years past
lived said DuncanDuncan as his wife hold &
detain said JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann on them custody unlawfully
& aganist the child of said JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann your
Petitioner therefore prays that a circuit of
carpus requiring said RobertRobert Duncan
DuncanRobert Duncan & Sally AdamsSally Adams to bring said JuliaJulia otherwise Mary AnnMary Ann
your & that such proceding
may his therefore had as the law Requires

>PhillisPhillis her

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mark
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The above named an her oath say
that the falls me the above Petition stated
are true

>PhillisPhillis her

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mark Sworn to & subscribed in open court
Aug24-1836 -

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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book 8. page 116

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No 141

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit CourtJuly Term 1836

JuliaJulia aliasMary AnnMary Ann
vs
Robert Duncun & Sally AdamsSally Adams

Filed 21th August 1836

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis- Ss:

The State of MissouriMissouri

To Robert DuncanRobert Duncan & Sally AdamsSally Adams - Greeting :

You are hereby commanded that body of Judia, alias Mary AnnMary Ann , an infant
of colour. in your custody, as it is said, unlawfully detained, together with the
cause of her detention by whatsoever name she may be known, you forthe with have
before our honorable Circuit CourtCircuit Court now in session at the city of Saint LouisSt Louis, then &
there to do submit, and reveive, whatsoever our said court shall in that behalf
consider.

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Witnes John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said court, in
open court with the seal thereof hereto affixed this twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty six

John RulandJohn Ruland clerk


By

J.D. Johnston D.C

.
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Judia alias Mary AnnMary Ann
vs
Robert Duncun & Sally AdamsSally Adams

âBy the Habeas corpus actâ

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In the matter of JuliaJulia
alias Mary AnnMary Ann

on Habeas Corpus
St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

In return to the Habeas in this
cause Robert DuncanRobert Duncan and sally adams state that said
JuliaJulia is & has her from infancy with
them: that she was sold to said RobertRobert on
the 10th December 1822 by JohnJohn L Sutton L. SuttonJohn L Sutton and
after said for freedoms and obtained it by
of this court that she was there
sickly and said RobertRobert and sally wished to have
her taken off of their hands, but could not
find any person who wants take her, neither
the count or the city anthorities : that
they kept her since while she was helpless and supported her ; that she is, and has been
under no restraint and no is used
over her ; but that she wishes to stay
with then respondents not to go with
the person calling her mother
that there respondents from humanity kept &
supported her for many years when she was
a burden on their hands and an expense and
do not wish to turn her away, or to influence
her to go from them

Robert DuncanRobert Duncan


sworn to and subscribed in open court
27 August 1836.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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writ discharged book 8 page 119

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In the mother of julia
alias mary ann on
Habeas Corpus on