Martha Ann, a woman of colour v. Hiram Cordell
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To the HonCircuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis:

The petition of MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann a free woman of colour respect-
fully represents that she was born a slave the property of the
late Dr John Young formerly of Saint LouisSt Louis in the Country afore-
said and State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri: that said Dr. John Young removed
to GalenaGalena in the state of IllinoisIllinois and took up his residence
there with his family, being engaged in the practice of his profession as
a physician: and while he so residedat GalenaGalena he caused your
petitioner to be taken there & held as a servant in his family
there and kept your petitioner continually employed as a slave
there for the period of six months. Your petitioner further states
that said John Young afterwards removed to MissouriMissouri and from
thence to the State of Alabama where he died having bequeathed
your petitioner unto his wifeSarahSarah Young who brought your
petitioner again to MissouriMissouri and held her as a slave until the
death of said SarahSarah Young: and your petitioner further states that
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell Administrator of the Estate of said SarahSarah Young
now holds your petitioner in slavery, and she is advised that she is
of right free, and she humbly prays that she may be permit-
ted to sue the said Hiram CordellHiram Cordell for the recovery of her
freedom by judgement of law, and may prosecute such suit as
a poor person and have counsel assigned her by the court
and have reasonable access to her counsel and the court touching
the said suit and further that said CordellCordell and all persons claiming under him be restrained by the order of the Court from removing
your petitioner out of the jurisdiction of this Court& so will
ever pray

The mark X of MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann

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Saint LouisSt Louis ss. MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann the petitioner above named makes
oath and says that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true
Subscribed & sworn in open Court this 18th day of April AD 1844 - before me

The mark X of MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Petition filed & order madeBk 15 p 4.

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No9. Nov. T. 1844.

MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann a Free Black
v
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Petition to sue for Freedom &c

Filed April 18th 1844.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for Saint LouisSt Louis County
November Term, 1844.

Saint LouisSt Louis County

Matha Ann, a woman of colour, who, by leave
of the Court, brings this suit as a poor person, complains
of Hiram CordellHiram Cordell in a plea of trespass, for that the
said Martha AnnMartha Ann before and at the time of the grievances
hereinafter mentioned to have been committed by the said CordellCordell , was and yet is a free person, and the said
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell on the 1st day of January now last
past with force and arms at Saint LouisSt Louis aforesaid
in and upon the said plaintiff did make an assault
and then & there did imprison and restrain of liberty
the plaintiff for a long space of time to wit one month
then next ensuing, and then & there held and ever
since has held and still holds in slavery the said
plaintiff; and other wrongs to the plaintiff then & there
did against the peace and to the great damage
of the plaintiff, and for the recovery of her freedom
the plaintiff brings this suit &c

By her attorney assigned by the Court
Field

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Martha AnnMartha Ann , coloured woman
vs
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Suit for freedom
in formâpauperis
Field p.q.

Let summons issue Field

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to Summon HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell if he
be found in your County, that he be and 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. LouisSt Louis, on the
third Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto MarthaMartha Ann
AnnMartha Ann , Coloured woman of her petition for freedom
to the damage of said plaintiff
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. LouisSt Louis, this Eighteenth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk.

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I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.
Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184

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Petition filed & usual order made Bk 15 p 4. Plea filed 15 p 305 Dedimus to IllinoisIllinois for
Deft 16 p 108.jury empannelled to try cause, & mistrial17p 47.,
Jury empannelled trial 17 p 270Mistrial & continuance17 p. 280Jury
disagree & discharged 17 p 592 Cont. 19 p 50Jury-verdict for plf. Judgt for freedom & costs
Decr. 12. 1849 - 19 p 265

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No. 9.

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November term 1844

Martha AnnMartha Ann a person of Color
vs
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell
Summons

Petition for freedom
Fieldp. q.

Filed April 18th 1844

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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It is ordered that the Petitioner have leave to sue as a
poor person & the Court assigns R. M. Field Esq. as her counsel & it is further ordered that said Petitioner have
reasonable liberty to attend her counsel & the Court
as occasion may require; that she be not subject-
ed to any severity on account of her application for
freedom, & that she be not removed without the
jurisdiction of this Court

A copy Attest: John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk

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(In formâ pauperis)(111)

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Executed this writ in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
September the 19th 1844 by reading it and the Declaration
to Hiram CordellHiram Cordell the defendant and by reading to the
Said Hiram CordellHiram Cordell the order of the Judge endorsed
this writ

Service $ 2.00

WilliamWilliam Milburn MilburnWilliam Milburn Sheriff
ByJames L HarrisJames L Harris Depty

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Hiram CordellHiram Cordell
ats.
Martha AnnMartha Ann
a woman of Colour

Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri
November Term 1844

And the Said Hiram CordellHiram Cordell by Mica-
jah Tarver his attorney, comes and de-
fends the force and injury, when &c
and says that he is not guilty of the
said supposed trespasses above laid
to his charge, or any part thereof, in
manner and form as the said MarthaMartha Ann
AnnMartha Ann hath above thereof Complained
against him. And of this the Said
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell puts himself upon
the County, &

M Tarver att for Deft

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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs
Plea
General issue

Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Filed Novr 20th 1844

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Martha AnnMartha Ann , coloured woman
vs
HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

IN THE Circuit CourtCircuit Court
of Saint LouisSt Louis County.

TAKE NOTICE, That on the thirtieth day of April 1845,
between the hours of 8 o'clock in the forenoon, and 6 o'clock in the afternoon of that day, at the
Inn of JosephJoseph Rosetto - - - in the
Town of GalenaGalena County- CountyGalena County of Jo DaviessJohn Davis - -,
StateIllinois of IllinoisIllinois - - depositions will be taken, to be read on the trial
of the above entitled case, on behalf of the Plaintiff - ; and that the taking of said
depositions, if not completed on that day, will be continued from day to day, at the same place, and between the same hours, until completed.

To the above named

HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

R.M. Field Attorney
of the Plaintiff

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Rec'd copy of this notice March 20th 1845.

HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

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Notice to HiramHiram Cordell
CordellHiram Cordell

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To any Judge, Justice of the Peace, or other Judicial Officer of the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois â
GREETING.

KNOW YE, that we, in confidence of your prudence and fidelity, do by these presents au-
thorize you to cause to come before you, to be examined as witnesses in a cause depending in
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, in the State of MissouriMissouri, wherein MarthaMartha Ann
AnnMartha Ann , is a person of colour, is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant all
and every such person, and at such time and place, as shall be named to you for that purpose by
the said Martha AnnMartha Ann , her

Attorney or Agent. And we command you to examine all and every such person upon his oath
or solemn affirmation first made or taken before you, to testify the whole truth touching his
knowledge of any thing relating to the said matter in controversy between the said parties ;
and that you do take such his examination and reduce the same into writing. When you shall
have so taken his examination, you are to cause the witness to sign the same, and to that and
each examination, at the foot thereof, you are to append your certificate, setting forth the facts
that the examination was subscribed and sworn to or affirmed by the witness, and the day, as
well as between what hours of the day, on which it was done, as also the place of residence of
the witness, if known to you. Should any paper or exhibit be produced or proven, or be referred
to by the witness, you are to describe the same in his examination, or cause it to be so marked
by him, as to establish its identity, and attach the same to his examination. The examinations
thus taken you will cause to be accompanied by a certificate of your official character, attested
by the seal of State ; or should it be more convenient, such authentication and proof of your offi-
cial character may be made by the certificate and seal of the clerk of any court of record of any
county of the State, District or Territory in which you reside, stating also in addition to the facts,
of his being clerk and that the Court is one of record, that at the time when the depositions
were taken you were an acting judge, (or other such officer to whom this commission is address-
ed,) and duly commissioned as such. And you will return the same and all exhibits produced to
you, annexed hereto, carefully closed up and under your seal, directed to the clerk of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court in and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, MissouriMissouri, with the names of the said parties litigant
endorsed thereon, with all convenient speed.

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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 eighteenth day ofMarch in the year of our Lord one thou-eight hundred and forty five.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.

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Opened & Filed 3 May 1845

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

No. 9 Nov. T. 1844

MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann
vs
HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

Depositions for Plaintiff

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SophiaSophia Farrar FarrarSophia Farrar of lawful age deposes and
says she knew the late Doctr. John Young
about the year 1827 Or 1828 he resided with his family
in the village of Galena CountyGalena County of JoJohn Davis DaviessJohn Davis & State of IllinoisIllinois
for about One Year was intimate with his Family
frequently visited them

I have seen a coloured Servant Girl
with the family of Doctr. Young

I [ herd ] said Doct. Young and wife say that the above Mentioned
Coloured Girl was their slave in MissouriMissouri and that they
sent her back to MissouriMissouri for fear she might Recover her
freedom and that Mrs. Young said she must send for her
again as she found it dificult to procure help even though
she should sue for her freedom

[ Subsiquenly ] to this Conversation I saw her in
Doctor Youngs Family

I think she was here in all about One Year
[ Qustion ] by plaintiff's Attn

Did you know of any other coloured servant
Girl in the family of Doctr. Young

Answer, none that I know of
Question by the same

What was the age and name of the Coloured
Girl in the service of Doctor Young

Answer, About 15, or 16, years of age and her [ nam ] Martha

Sophia Farrar

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Depositions of Witnesses produced, sworn
and examined at GalenaGalena in the county of
Jo DaviessJohn Davis and State of IllinoisIllinois before me the
undersigned a Justice of the peace for the
County and State aforesaid in a certain
cause now pending in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for
the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
between Martha AnnMartha Ann a coloured woman plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell , defendant,
on the part of the plaintiff

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The partiesmutuallyagree that the deposition of SophiaSophia Farrar FarrarSophia Farrar
may be read notwithstanding the same was taken at her dwelling
house and they also waive all objection, to the inn of
JosephJoseph Rosetto being described in the notice as the Inn of
JosephJoseph Rosetto

R M Field for plff

Chas.S.HempsteadforDft

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Albion T. Crow of Lawful age, being
duly Sworn, deposes and says, That he
Knew the Late Doctor John Young in
the Years 1827 & 1828. and that the said
Doctor Young resided in the Town of
GalenaGalena StateIllinois ofIllinois IllinoisIllinoisduring
the greater part of the year 1827. practic-
ing his profession and also in the
year 1828. The deponent was well
acquainted with Doctor Young and
his family - during the greater part
of the time Doctor Young resided in
GalenaGalena, there lived in his family
a Negro Girl by name MarthaMartha
or Martha AnnMartha Ann . Which girl was
the reported slave of Doctor Young
performing all the offices of a domestic
servant, and about fifteen years of
age, The deponent has no recollection
of there being any other female [ collored ]
servant in the family of Doctor Young
at the time spoken of, the deponent
believes that Doctor Young with his
family including the Girl MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann
returned to MissouriMissouri in the year 1828.

Albion T. Crow

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I David Smith Justice of the peace for the County of Jo DaviessJohn Davis
in the State of IllinoisIllinois do herebycertify that Albion T. Crow
the deponent whose place of residence is GalenaGalena in the County

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and State aforesaid was by me sworn to testify the whole
truth of his knowledge touching the matter in controversy
in the causeaforesaid and that his deposition was
reduced to writing subscribed by him in my presence
on the 30th day of April A.D. 1845between the hours
of 8 o'clock in the forenoon and 6 o'clock in the
afternoon at the Inn of JosephJoseph Rosssette in GalenaGalena County
CountyGalena County of Jo DaviessJohn Davis State of IllinoisIllinois both parties
being present by their respective counsel.

30th April A.D. 1845

David Smith
Justice of the peace

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State of Illinios Ss
JoJohn Davis DaviessJohn Davis County

Be it known that David Smith
Whose name is subscribed to the foregoing certifi-
cate was at the date thereof. an acting Jus-
tice of the Peace in and for said County duly
elected commissioned and qualified and that as such full faith and credit are due to all
his acts.

Witness Wm C. Posnick Clerk of the County
Commissioners Court of said County and
the seal of said Court at GalenaGalena
IllinoisIllinois this 30 day of April & 1849

Attest
WmCPosnick

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I David Smith Justice of the peace for the County of
JoJohn Davis DaviessJohn Davis in the State of Daviess do hereby certify that
that SophiaSophia Farrar FarrarSophia Farrar the deponent whose place of residence is GalenaGalena in
the County of JoJohn Davis DaviessJohn Davis & StateIllinois of IllinoisIllinois was by me sworn
to testify the whole truth of her knowledge touching the mat
ter in controversy in the cause aforesaid and that her deposition
was reduced to writing and subscribed by her in my presence
on the 30th day of April AD. 1845 between the hour of
8 o'clcok in the forenoon and 6'o clock in the afternoon at
the dwelling house of said SophiaSophia Farrar FarrarSophia Farrar in said GalenaGalena both
parties appearing by their counsel and agreeing that the same
might be there taken

David Smith

Justice of the Peace

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO Thierry Wright
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 10th day of Juneinstant
at 9 o clock fore noon 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann woman of colour is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 9th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- five

John RulandJohn Ruland

CLERK, C.C.
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Executed

William MilburnWilliam Milburn Shff

Fee $ 0.50

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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Subp. for plff

10 June

Thierry Wright X

at Nills Stable

6th Street opposite
Jail

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO Thierry Wight
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 12th day of Junuary 1846
at 9 o clock forenoon 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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six

John RulandJohn Ruland

CLERK, C.C.
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Martha AnnMartha Ann
v
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

12 Jan.

Plff's Sup

Thierry Wright

at Nills Stable 6th Street

Executed WmWilliam Milburn MilburnWilliam Milburn Shff

fee 50 ct

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO
Samuel WilliSamuel Willi 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 13th day of January 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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann a person of Color is
plantiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of Deft.

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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 12th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six.

John RulandJohn Ruland

CLERK, C.C.
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MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann of color

Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Spa for
Samuel WilliSamuel Willi 13th inst

Executed WmWilliam Milburn MilburnWilliam Milburn Shff
fee 50cts

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO
Sam Willi
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 5th day of Mayinst
at 9 o 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann , a woman of color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is defendant on the part of the plaintiff
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 2 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.

John RulandJohn Ruland
CLERK, C. C.

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Martha AnnMartha Ann of color

HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

Spa for 5th May

SamuelSamuel Willi WilliSamuel Willi

Executed Wm MilburnWilliam Milburn

fee 50

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO William. K. Rule & Mrs Rule wife of
said William K. RuleWilliam K Rule
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 5th day of May inst.at 9 a.m.
at the Court House at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of contrvoersy now pending in our said Court, wherein MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann a coloured woman is plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 4th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six.

John RulandJohn Ruland

CLERK, C.C.
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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs
HiramHiram Cordall

Plffs Subpa

5 May

Wm K. RuleWilliam K Rule % Mrs Rule his wife

Executed Wm. Millurn Shff

fee $ 1.00

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To William K RuleWilliam K Rule and Charles E Loring
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 29th instant
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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann , woman of colour is
plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 21st day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven

JnoJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.

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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell
29 April

WmWilliam K Rule K. RuleWilliam K Rule
Chs E Loring

ExecutedApril 24th 1847

SamuelSamuel Conway ConwaySamuel Conway
Sheriff
By Geo StevensGeo Stevens
Depty

Fee $1,00

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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,


ToSamuelSamuel Willi WilliSamuel Willi
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 twenty ninth day of Aprilinst.
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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann (of color) is
plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell
defendant on the part of defendant
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

Witness, JOHN RULANDJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, with
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty seventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.

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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vsHiram CordellHiram Cordell

Spa Saml Willi
for deft-Ap 29

Executed April 28th 1847 by reading

SamuelSamuel Conway ConwaySamuel Conway
Sherff
By Geo StevensGeo Stevens Depty Fee $0.50
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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO MartinMartin Thomas ThomasMartin Thomas
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 30th day of Aprilinst
at 3 o'clock p.m.. - 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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann , of colour, is
plaintiff and HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 30th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- seven

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

CLERK, C.C.
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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vsHiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

Sub. for 29 April

Plff'sSubpa
MartinMartin Thomas ThomasMartin Thomas
Executed April 30th 1847 by

SamuelSamuel Conway ConwaySamuel Conway
Sherff
ByGeoGeo Stevens StevensGeo Stevens Depty

Fee $050

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SCT.
STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGREETING:

We command you to attach William K. RuleWilliam K Rule , Martin ThomasMartin Thomas & CharlesCharles Loring
by their bodies and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies 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. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the 12th day of May 1847at 10 o'clock184 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff, and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell defendant, wherein
the said witnesses have heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said plaintiff

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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 11th day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland CLERK, C. C.

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Executed this writ in the County of Saint
on the 13th day of May 1847 by having the Bodies
of Wm K RuleWilliam K Rule Martin ThomasMartin Thomas and CharlesCharles Loring
before the Court

Fee $ 3 00

SamuelSamuel Conway ConwaySamuel Conway Sheriff
By John McClung Depty

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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell att

Wm K. RuleWilliam K Rule
Martin ThomasMartin Thomas
CharlesCharles Loring

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To William K. RuleWilliam K Rule CharlesCharles Loring
and Martin ThomasMartin Thomas
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear before
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County aforesaid, on the 14th June 1848
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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff and CordellCordell is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 7th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- Eight

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.

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In Circuit CourtCircuit Court
MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann
CordellCordell
Witnesses for Plaintiff:
William K. RuleWilliam K Rule
CharlesCharles Loring
Martin ThomasMartin Thomas
Cause for Plaintiff

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Executed June 13 1848
SamuelSamuel Conway ConwaySamuel Conway
Sheriff

Fee $1.50

By GeoGeo Stevens .StevensGeo Stevens
Depty

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To Samuel WilliSamuel Willi
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear be-
fore our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the county aforesaid, on the fourteenth day of June
Instant 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann a person of Colour is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of the defendant
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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight

Jno. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.

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14th
Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Martha AnnMartha Ann of Col.
vs
Subpoena
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Witness

X Samuel WilliSamuel Willi

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Executed June 12th 1848
Samuel ConwaySamuel Conway
Sheriff
By GeoGeo Stevens StevensGeo Stevens
Depty

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To William K. RuleWilliam K Rule & CharlesCharles Loring
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear be
fore our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the connty aforesaid, on the 12th day of
February 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff and CordellCordell
defendant on the part of plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, WILSON PRIMM, Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this >9th day of Feb-ruary in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- nine

WilsonWilson Primm, Clerk, C.C.

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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs Cordell

Plff's Subp.

Feb. 12.

William K. RuleWilliam K Rule

CharlesCharles Loring

Executed in full this
10th day of February 1849 L. J. LaBeaume
Sheff By J. C. BrownBrown
Depty
fee $ 1.00

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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO Samuel WilliSamuel Willi
GREETING:

You are hereby commnaded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit Court, of the 12th day of February 1849 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann a person of Color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of the defendant
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland WilsonWilson Primm, Clerk of our said Court, with
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this day of
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-sixnine

John RulandJohn Ruland WilsonWilson Primm

CLERK, C.C.
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court

MarthaMartha a person of Color
vs
Subpoena

Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

Witness

Saml. Willi

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Executed Louis TLouis T Labeaume LaBeaumeLouis T Labeaume Shff.
By León Frémon dept
Service = 50cts

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To Dr Albion. T. Crow, William K. RuleWilliam K Rule &
Charles Loring
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear be-
fore our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the county aforeside, on the 10th day of December
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 Martha AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

Witness, JOHN RULANDJohn Ruland ,M. S. CerreM S Cerre , Clerk of our said Court, with
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 5th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine

M.SM S Cerre . CerreM S Cerre
Clerk C. C.

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MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann
vs
Cordell
Plff's. Subp.
10 Dec.
Dr. A. T. Crow 4th St.
opposite Courthouse
Wm KWilliam K Rule RuleWilliam K Rule .
CharlesCharles Loring

Executed
LouisLouis T Labeaume TLouis T Labeaume LaBeaumeLouis T Labeaume Shff
by Ferd Dep
Service/$1,50

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To Samuel WilliSamuel Willi
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear be-
fore our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county aforesaid, on the 10th day of December in the year of our Lord 1849 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 Martha AnnMartha Ann a person of color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell
defendant on the part of [ deffendant ]
and herein you are in nowise to fail.

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Witness, WILSON PRIMM,M.S. Cerré Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine

M. SM S Cerre . CerréM S Cerre Clerk, C. C.

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Martha AnnMartha Ann a person
of Color
vs Subpoena
Hiram CordellHiram Cordell

witness

X Samuel WilliSamuel Willi

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Executed
LouisLouis T Labeaume TLouis T Labeaume LaBeaumeLouis T Labeaume Shff
by Ferd Dept. Service, 50

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The State of MissouriMissouri,
COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SCT.

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, GREETING:

We command you to attach William K. RuleWilliam K Rule
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. LouisCounty of St Louis, on this day forthwith184 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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff, and CordellCordell defendant, wherein
the said Rule has heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said plaintiff

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Witness, MICHAEL S. CERRE, Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 10th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.

M. S. Cerré

CLERK, C.C.
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Martha AnnMartha Ann
vs
CordellCordell

Attachment for
Wm. K. Rule

Executed on W. K. Rule

Louis T LaBeaumeLouis T Labeaume Shff

by Ferd Dept

Services & 100

V

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If the Jury find that Dr Young while the owner
of the plaintiff as a slave took her to GalenaGalena
in the state of IllinoisIllinois to & held her there in service, the
plaintiff thereby became entitled to her freedom
& the jury ought to find for the plaintiff

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Before the Jury can find for the plaintiff in this
case, they must be satisfied from the evidence that the
plaintiff is the identical one represented in the
petition as having been taken by Dr. Young from this
State to GalenaGalena, in the StateIllinois ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois

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MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann
vs
HiramHiram Cordell CordellHiram Cordell

That before the Jury can
find for the plaintiff in this case, they
must be satisfied from competent testimony,
that the slave (plaintiff in this case,) is the
identical one, spoken of by the witnesses &
in the Depositions; & that there is no evi
dence of such identity- & that they must
therefore find for the Defendant.

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Refused

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MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann
vs
H. Cordell

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We the Jury find for the plaintiff
JamesJames Caldwell CaldwellJames Caldwell
foreman

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Martha AMartha A . vs CordellCordell
Decr 12-

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Names of Jurors in
No. 44

W. P. King

C Vosburg

H. Deming

J Caldwell

C. Dema

C. Bobb

J A Rud

T Donaho

C Khrone

T. Chadbourne

R H Degge

L G Conklin

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