Rebecca, a colored girl, by and through her next friend, Harris v. Louis Mattock and James Black
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To the Honourable Luke ELuke E Lawless & LawlessLuke E Lawless page of
the circuit court for the county of St.LouisSt Louis in the State
of missouri

The petition if a coloured
respectfully show. He is about to institute a for person
I in conformity with the Law relative then to
would show that he was originally the slave of the judge
William JamesWilliam James & MissouriMissouri that upon the marriage
of his daughter EmilyEmily with one JamesJames Black she was given into the change of & by him summoned
in the state of IllinoisIllinois - that she was so removed
when about six to seven years of - that upon
the death of Black she was hired to oneWilliamWilliam
of also in the state of IllinoisIllinois the
afterwards after the short stay of one year with her
former master said at
of was taken by a MariaMaria filia also a daughter
of said JamesJames to in the state of IllinoisIllinois
where she from the fall of 1836 to the spring
of 1837, formerly in the usual of
a household amount that she wa there brought
by a me GeorgeGeorge Wolf to the city of St. LouisSt Louis
put at different place, but since last January has
been in the home a employ of St.
Louis County who now holds her in slavery & claim her services - that the saidJamesJames Black claim her his slave & property and resides in as mentioned

Your petitioner would state that she is
a poor person unable to proscute her
permitted to do as a poor person -

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your for to in
that - form -

X

his
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county of St. LouisSt Louis
state of missouri

the above named
petitioner makes affidavite on oath States that
the facts set forth in the above petition are tried

X


mark sworn & subscribed to
this 13th day of June 1838
of this from
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This hereby named that the within
named petitioner be allowed to sue as a poor person to
her right is
as her - - It is also or that she have
reasonable liberty to attend her counsel Court as occassion
may requirethat she be art out of the Jurisdiction
of the court & that she he to any severity
on account of her application for freedom
my land this 13th June 1838.


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To RulandRuland , Clerk of Circuit CourtCircuit Court for CountyCounty of St Louis
ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis in state of MissouriMissouri

The petition of a respectfully
show that the is about to institute
a suit for establishing of her claim to that she being within age of
twenty one years that is today about the age of
seventeen year is that some person
duly qualified should prosecute the suit
for her - the there fore proposes
I & prays that he may be permitted
to act as hernext in the


X

his
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I HarrisHarris I as to become the
next fiend of the above &
in that chance in the matter

L

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Circuit CourtCircuit Court July term.A.D1838

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
State of MisouriMissouri

RebeccaRebecca a colored girl
an infant age of twenty one years by his next friend
HarrisHarris L LHarris L complains of JamesJames
Black I LewisLewis of a plea of trespass
Imprisonment. that therefore to writ or the first
day of Marchone thousand eight hundred thirty eight at the county aforesaid the said Defendant
with force & arms an assault made in the said plaintiff
her the said
plaintiff in imprisoned
said plff hath kept & her in
prison from the last aforesaid day
to of the in made
& provided & against the peace & dignity of the
the plaintiff that before the time
of the committing of the said and grievances
she was and still is a free person that the Defendants
plea her the plff in the plff days that she is greatly
injured sustained damage to to
the amount of five hundred dollars
she sues -

I plff

.
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No

Circuit CourtCircuit Court July term. A.D.1828

RebeccaRebecca
vs
JamesJames Black & Louis
- - -

Suit for under
plff
a poor person. Clerk
will plase -

for

-
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss

.

The State Of MissouriMissouri

,

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

We command you to Summon, JamesJames Black & Louis Mattack
if they be in your county to appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the next term thereof, to be held
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the second Monday
of July next, then and there to answer unto RebeccaRebecca , a Coloured
Girl, of a plea of trespass for false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff of five hundred dollars
dollars:And have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said
Court, with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-eight

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk. by

Depty Geo.

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No 237

St. Loui Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1838

RebeccaRebecca (a Coloured Girl)
vs
JamesJames Black & Louis Mattock

Suit for freedom - sUm - $ 500
Sproat atty.


Black acknoweldged
12th June

Filed 13th June 1838

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Executed this writ by offering to read it and the
declaration to JamesJames Black, on the 12th day of June, 1838, in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, all of which he refused
to hear read and acknowledged the service thereof
Louis Mattock not found in my County

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

By

joseph W

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Service $1.00
50
$ 1.50

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In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1838

.
JamesJames Black and Louis Mattock
ads.
RebeccaRebecca ,

In trespass
Plea.
And now the said Black and Mattock,
by their attorney sullwan, comes and defend
the force and injury when and say that
they are not guilty of the said supposed trespasses
above laid to their Charge, or any parts
thereof, in manner and form as the said Dff.
hath above whereof against them
And of this they, the said Black and Mattock,
put themselves upon the country -

Sullwan atty:for Dffs

-
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No 237

In the Saint LouisSt Louis Court
July Term 1838

.
JamesJames Black and Swis Malloch
ads.
RebeccaRebecca

In Trespas
plea

SullivanSullivan
atty

Filed 12th July 1838

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Book 10 page 68Bk 12 p 26 - Bk 12 p 215
Bk 13 p 51 - suit Bk 13 p 268

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In St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit CourtNov.Term.1838

RebeccaRebecca
vs.
Black & .

Interrogatoris to be proposed
to William JamesWilliam James
of U. - No.
by consent of parties

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vs

In St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court1838

underwith and the arthur of williamJamesJames to John
of the County
the in the of on the
19th day of November A.D. 1838 when and where the said
JamesJames , being duly continued and sworn, on his
aforesaid and and and which
said answers see schedule (A)

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questions agreed upon by the counsel of plaintiff and defendants in the above case, the night and form of notice being to william james of state of MissouriMissouri and sworn to in same names as prescribed by in cases of depositions

question proposed by counsel for plaintiff

1.Did you or did you note make and execute
a certain Deed of trust to Thomas M.
hearing the sixth day of october eighteen thirth eight, wherein a certain negroe
girl was as conveyed to said for the
and of CarolineCaroline Black daughter of
JamesJames Black?

2.Did you or did you not hold said slaves
so conveyed as you properly after said conveyance
once in ? and if so in what manner
and how long?

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3.Did you ever give, or did you not your
consent to the removal of said RebeccaRebecca
to the state of IllinoisIllinois of so when, and under
what circumstances and was such consent
given before or after making said Deed of
trust?

4.Did you ever make any other deed of
trust of said above named negroes and
especially ofsaid RebeccaRebecca to said ThomasThomas
or to any other person, save the
one above and referred to ?

5.are you aware and do you know that
RebeccaRebecca the slave in question resided
at any time in IllinoisIllinois If so state
where, with whom and how long

6.Have you ever heard any assumptions of
Blacks one of the Defendants as
to the residence of himself and family in
the state of IllinoisIllinois with said RebeccaRebecca
If to state


for


for
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(Section A)

Question 1st did you or did you not make and execute
a certain Deed of trust to Thomas M.Horine bearing
date the seventh day of October, Eighteen Thirty eight
where in a certain negros girl was so conveyed to said
HorineHorine for the use and behalf of CarolineCaroline Black,
Daughter of James Black.

answer I never made to ThomasThomas M Horine MThomas M Horine . HorineThomas M Horine any deed
of trust of the date mentioned, but on the 18th of October 1832, & made a deed to said HorineHorine for three young negroes
in truse for the entire use and benefit of my daughter
EmilyEmily Black, and her three children, WilliamWilliam , MariaMaria
and CarolineCaroline , (the said EmilyEmily Black died at in
the sate of IllinoisIllinois three years ago last summer or the
begining of the fall) That is to say for the use and benefit of my Daughter , until her three children shall
at lawful age, after which time the right of my said
daughter EmilyEmily should cease, and the right use and benefit
of the said three negroes should be tested in her three
childrens, in the following manner, to writ, william. Black
should have delivered to him a negro by named Jeffrey
then about seven years of age, when the said william
should arrive at twenty one years of age, MariaMaria M.Black
sholuld have delivered to her, a negro girl named MaryMary , or
PollyPolly , then about five years of age and her increase when
she should arrive at the age of eighteen years
and Carroline Black was to have delivered to her a
negro girl, named , than about ten or eleven years
of age, and her increase when the said CarolineCaroline should
arrive at the age of eighteen years; the said negro RebeccaRebecca
had, when I made the said and, trust a large on
head, occasionaly, a burn The said CarolineCaroline
Black, to the said negro Rebacca, was

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given in said deed of trust, died at my house in the
County of St. Genivence, in the State of MissouriMissouri, something
more than three years age, at the age of about three
or four years.-

Question 2nd Did you or did you not hold said slaves so
conveyed as your property aftr said conveyance in trust?
and if, so in what manner and how long ?

Answer I never held said slave RebeccaRebecca as my property,
after I gave her to my said daughter EmilyEmily and grand
daughter CarolineCaroline , as mentioned in my answer to said first interogatory- The gift took place at my house about he for the execution
and date of the said Deed of trust to HorineHorine , with this special
order to th said EmilyEmily that the said negro RebeccaRebecca was
not to be removed from the state of MissouriMissouri

3rd Did you ever give, or did you not, your consent to the
removal of said RebeccaRebecca into the State of IllinoisIllinois so,
when and under what circumstances; and was such consert
given but one on after making said deed of trust

Answer So far from giving my consult to the removal of said
RebeccaRebecca to the State of IllinoisIllinois, I positively and repeated by
forbade my said daughter EmilyEmily , and also my other children
from doing so, and I never gave my consent to any such
removal

Q 4th, Did you ever make any other Deed of trust of said
above named negroes and especally of said RebeccaRebecca to
said ThomasThomas M Horine MThomas M Horine HorineThomas M Horine or to any othr person, save
the one above and referred to ?

Answer, I never in any manner or form, made any other
deed of trust to said HorineHorine , nor to any othr
person, for said negroes or either of them, than that
dated October 18th 1832, and refered to in my answer
to the first interrogatory?

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5, are you aware and do you know that RebeccaRebecca , the slave in
question resied at any time in IllinoisIllinois If so, state where
with whom and how long?

Answer. I do not know that said negro ever resided in IllinoisIllinois

6th . Have you over heard any admissions of on Black, one
of the defendants as to the esidence of the
himself and family in the state of IllinoisIllinois with said
RebeccaRebecca ? If so, state it.

Answer. I do not recollect that I ever heard from Mr. Black
that the said negro RebeccaRebecca , had resided with him
in his family in IllinoisIllinois, on the other hand, he
has written to me that he had no claim for
himself on the said negro RebeccaRebecca and further
not.

William JamesWilliam James

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StateMissouri of MissouriMissouri
County of the

ss:

I John , a of he and for said
County, that on the day of the data, hereofWilliam JamesWilliam James of lawful age, and made oath, in the
holy of Almighty , that the foregoing
and answer to the interrogatories propounded which in that
behalf, contains the truth the whole truth and nothing but
the truth of his knowledge in the case of RebeccaRebecca vs. Black & that lock,
in a suit now defending in the St. Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court -

given under my hand this 19th day of November A.D.1838.

JohnJohn M MJohn M arthur

, Justice ofthe peace fees 1.37 1/2
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RebeccaRebecca
vs
Black

Opened & filed Nov. 24th 1838

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk


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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct

.

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

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

You are hereby commanded to summon David BDavid B Waterman . WatermanDavid B Waterman and
HenryHenry Blackwill
that setting aide all manner of excuSe and delay, he be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 10th day of January 1840 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 RebeccaRebecca (coloured) is
plaintiff and Black & Mattocks is
defendant on the part of
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this ninthday of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Executed this writ in the County ofCounty of St Louis
St. LouisCounty of St Louis by reading it to HenryHenry Blackwill
on the 9th January 1840 -D. B.
not found

W. Brotherton Sherff

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Service 50
Non 12
62

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Circuit CourtCircuit Court November Term AD 1839

a
vs
Black &

for plff

B. Araterman


( New
in one of Christy )


HenryHenry Blackwell


(Printer in ) 10th January
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RebeccaRebecca
vs
JamesJames Black &
Lewis Mattock

In the CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court , for the CountyCounty of St Louis
ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis state of MissouriMissouri

.

Tothe above named plaintiff.


You are hereby Notified, That Depositions of Witness to be read in evidence
in the above cause, on the part of the defendant will be taken at
the residence of JamesJames Black in town of
in the County of and state of IllinoisIllinois on the sixteenthday of marchin between the hours of 8 0'clock
in the forenoon, and 6 0'clock in the afternoon: and that the taking of said depositions, if
not completed on that day, will be continued from day at the same place and between
the same hours, till completed.

JamesJames Black &
Lewis Mattock

B.


St. LouisSt Louis
4 March 1840

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Served this Notice in the county of St. LouisSt Louis
on the 4th day of March 1840 by delivering a true
copy there of to Haris L. the attorney
for plaintiff

MarshallMarshall Brotherton BrothertonMarshall Brotherton sheriff

by

50
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis

,Sct.

The State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To any Judge or Justice of the Peace or other Judicial Officer of the
State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
Greeting.

We, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do authorize
and require you, that you cause to come before you, such person or persons as
shall be named to you by JamesJames Lewis Matlock & LewisJames Lewis Matlock MatlockJames Lewis Matlock
Attorney or Agent, and him or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be
by you administered,) touching their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain
matter of controversy, now pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,
wherein RebeccaRebecca is
plaintiff and JamesJames Lewis Matlock & LewisJames Lewis Matlock MatlockJames Lewis Matlock are
defendant on the part of the afendants and having
so reduced the said depositions so taken by you a aforesaid in writing, you are required
to send the same, together with this commision, enclosed under your seal, to our said
Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this fourthday of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.
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Deposition of MariaMaria Field a witness, produced, sworn and
at the residence of JamesJames Black in the town of
VandaliaVandalia in the County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, before
me James U. Peery a Justice of the Peace in and for the
County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State of IllinoisIllinois aforesaid, in a certain cause
now pending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis in the
state of MissouriMissouri between RebeccaRebecca plaintiff and JamesJames Black
and Swis Mattock Defendants, on the part of the said Defendants.

MariaMaria aforesaid of lawful age being produced, sworn
and on the part of the said Defendants
and saith.

"That the girl RebeccaRebecca was conveyed by to Thoma U.
to be held in trust by him for our of JamesJames Black; daughter to be when
she should arrive at full age - that sometime in august 1836
thi deponent took the said RebeccaRebecca with in to in the StateIllinois
ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, when this deponent went then on a visit to her sister
tork the said girl with her as a servant, and intended to return
where with her to the State of MissouriMissouri in four or five months,
but that in consequence of the absence of her sisters husband she
concluded to remain with her sister during the with - that she
sent RebeccaRebecca to St. LouisSt Louis in the state of MisouriMissouri sometime
in the month of February 1837, and would have sent her
there sooner, but could not in consignment of the
the MississippiMississippi river. That she took the said RebeccaRebecca with
in to contrary to the wishes and without the consent
of Thomas U. Home to whom she belonged in trust as
aforesaid. - This deponent knows that she was taken to
VandaliaVandalia by Black, but does not know how long she
unmarried there - RebeccaRebecca was were hired to a
or any person in KaskaskiaKaskaskia nor did
in KaskaskiaKaskaskia in the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, and further said Deponent
saith not.

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I James MJames M Peery a Justice of the peace in and for the
County of FayetteCounty of Fayette and state of IllinoisIllinois do hereby
Certify that MariaMaria Field the deponent whoe place
of residence is St. Co. in the State of MissouriMissouri
was by me sworn to testify the whole truth of her
knowledge touching the matter in controversy in the caue
whereas RebeccaRebecca is plaintiff and JamesJames Black and
Lewis Matlock defendants and the said deponent
was examined and her examination reduceed to
writing and subscribed by said deponent in my
presence on the 16th day of March 1840 between
hours of 8 Deloch in the forenoon and C Deloch
in the afternoon of the said day at the house
of JamesJames Black in the Town of VandaliaVandalia and
in the County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
given and certifyed the 16th day of March 1840.before me

James MJames M Peery


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Justice of the peace for the
County of FayetteCounty of Fayette & State of IllinoisIllinois
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I James MJames M Peery a Justice of the peace in
and for the County ofCounty of Fayette FayetteCounty of Fayette and State of Missouris
do certify that in pursuance the commissioner
and notice came before me at the House of JamesJames
Black in the Town of VandaliaVandalia in the County ofCounty of Fayette
FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, MariaMaria Field who was
by me sworn and examined and her examination
reduceed to writing and subscribed by her in
my presence, and her said deposition is now herewith
retuned, Given at VandaliaVandalia this the
16 day of March 1840.

James MJames M Peery


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Justice of the peace for
County of Fayetti state of Illinois
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State of IllinoisIllinois
FayetteCounty

Sct

I James W Berry Clerk of
the County Commissioners Court of Fayette County
aforesaid, do hereby Certify that James U. Peery
whose name is subscribe to the foregoing Certificate
is, and was at the term of signing of the same and acting
Justice of the peace within and for the County ofCounty of Fayette
FayetteCounty of Fayette and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois, duly commissioned
and qualiied; and that full faith and credit are
and of right ought to be given to all his Official
acts as such.

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In testimony whereof P
have herein to subscribe my name
and offered the seal of said Count
at VandaliaVandalia this 16th day of March A.D. 1840

. M. Berry Clk

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Opened & filed Mch 25th 1840

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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RebeccaRebecca
vs
Black MatlockMatlock

Depostion for defendants

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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, Sct

,

The State of MissouriMissouri


To The Sheriff of St. Louis County, - Greeting :

You are hereby commanded to summon DavidDavid B Waterman BDavid B Waterman .WatermanDavid B Waterman
B. WatermanHenryHenry Black
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 8th day of May 1840
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 RebeccaRebecca is
plaintiff and Black & MatlockMatlock an
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and have you then and there this 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 5thday of may in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty.

John. Ruland

Clerk; C.C.
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March term 1840
RebeccaRebecca 130
vs
Black Matlocks

for plaintiff

David B WatermanDavid B Waterman
his wife - (
new market)
HenryHenry BlackwellBlackwell
(
office)
8th May
not served

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct

.

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To the sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summon James M Duncan

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 11th January AD1841 at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify,
and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein RebeccaRebecca () is
plantiff and Black and MatlockMatlock at is
defendant on the part of
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this fourthday of january in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and forty one.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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140
RebeccaRebecca (col.girl)
vs
Black Matlocks

for

James M.Duncan

WilliamWilliam John

JohnWilliam John

11th Jan. 1841
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The not found

M.BrothertonM Brotherton Sheff


fee. 37
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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 DavidDavid B Waterman BDavid B Waterman .WatermanDavid B Waterman
& HenryHenry BlackwellBlackwell
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 11th January A.D.1841
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 RebeccaRebecca (colour girl) is
plaintiff and Black and MatlockMatlock is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and have you then and there writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this fourthday of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Execited this writ by delivering a true copy
thereof to a white member of the family
of David BDavid B Waterman . WatermanDavid B Waterman our the age of fifteen
years on the 8th of January 1841 and by reading it to
HenryHenry Black well on the 7th of January 1841

M.BrothertonM Brotherton Sheff

By

C. BrownBrown
deputy

1.00
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140
RebeccaRebecca (color girl)
vs
Black MatlockMatlock

for plff

David B WatermanDavid B Waterman

HenryHenry BlackwellBlackwell

11th Jan.
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RebeccaRebecca
vs
Black MatlockMatlock
March Term AD 1841.

This can continued on
of the of the Deposition of me ThomasThomas M Horine M HorineThomas M Horine

I am aware of the taking of the said
Deposition on the of the
alone
the deposition If my memory me by It was the understanding between
original for Defts that
all formalities and legal technicalities in the
taking of deposition

for plff
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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 James DuncanJames Duncan .
John A. B.Waterman, HenryHenry BlackmanBlackman
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 3rd day of MarchA.D. 1841 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 one RebeccaRebecca is Black MatlockMatlock is
plaintiff and Black is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and have you then and there writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 18thday of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court March term A.D.1841

.

vs
Black MatlockMatlock

for

.Duncan


Louis


John. A.

D.B.Waterman


henry BlackmanBlackman


30th March
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neither of the within
named witness found

M.BrothertonM Brotherton


62
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct

.

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To the sheriff of St. Louis County Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summon HenryHenry BlackwellBlackwell
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. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify
, and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein one rebecca is is
plantiff and Black and MatlockMatlock
defendant on the part of plaintiff
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit
court, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 30thday of march in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and forty one

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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not found

M BrothertonM Brotherton Sheff


12
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March TermCir CourtCircut Court
1820

RebeccaRebecca
vs
Black & MatlockMatlock

for plff

HenryHenry Black well

(near new market
)

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss

.

The State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To D. B. Waterman
HenryHenry BlackwellJames DuncanJames Duncan
Johan A
Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 21 October 1841
at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to
testify, and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein RebeccaRebecca (a negro) is
plantiff and Black and MatlockMatlock are
defendant on the part of plff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said court, with the
seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
this 13 day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty one

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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M. BrothertonM Brotherton
Shff


Fee 75
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1841

RebeccaRebecca
vs
Black & MatlockMatlock

for plaintiff 21 October

D. B. Waterman

HenryHenry Blackwell

- at Republican Office

HenryHenry Blackmore

. Duncan


John A. Sprigg

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Depositions in the this
case for Deft taken into
Court Dec 5 1844 for
Shepley to use in a
case of this same style