In the Matter of Jesse, a man of color
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petition
filed misordered & petiter discharged from custody on hearing
July 19 184516 p 347

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No 395
April Term 1845

In the matter of JesseJesse
a man of color on
petition for Habeas Corpus

Filed 18th July 1845

John RulandJohn Ruland clk

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To the Honorable JohnJohn M Krum MJohn M Krum . KrumJohn M Krum Judgeof the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

The petition of JesseJesse a man
of color respectufully represents that he is confined in the Jail of St. Louis County by
the jailor thereof and as he verily believes
is illegally restrained of his liberty - that
the cause of said confinement so far as
he is informed of the same is a claim
set up by one George W. CoonsGeorge W Coons to the
services of your petitioner the said CoonsCoons alledging that your petitioner is a slave
your your petitioner being arrested and confined
in jail as he is informed, by the authority and procurement of the said CoonsCoons - that
by the judgement of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County rendered on the twenty sixth day of March 1845 in which your petitioner was
plaintiff and the said George W. CoonsGeorge W Coons was defendant was considered and adjudged that
your petitioner be be liberated and set free
from servitude and slavery to the said Geo W CoonsGeorge W Coons and to all and every claiming-
by through or under him which judgementremains valid and unreversible notwith-
standing which judgement the said CoonsCoons
has as your petitioner is informed, caused
his arrest as aforesaid - that your petitioner
knows of no other cause of his arrest
he therefore prays that a writ of Habeus Corpus may be issued in his behalf
and the cause of his imprisonment in -
quired into & that he may be discharged therefore, in liberty bound he will
ever pray &c

JesseJesse

By Jas B Townsend his atty

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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County

This day personally was
present before the subseriber, a Justice of the
Peace within & for St Louis County, JesseJesse
the aforesaid petitioner who being duly
sworn on his oath says that the facts
Stated in the aforegoing petition are true to the best of his knowledge

JesseJesse his

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mark
Sworn to and subscribed before
before me this 17th day of july, 1845,

John WJohn W . Calvin Justice of the Peace

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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the jailor of the county of St LouisSt Louis Greeting; you are commanded to have the body of
JesseJesse , a man of color, detained by you, as is said, in the
jail of the county of St LouisSt Louis, together with the time and
cause of his imprisonment and detention, before the Honorable
Circuit CourtCircuit Court for said County, on tommorow morning the
nineteenth
instant, at the courthouse
in the city of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis, then and there to do and receive what shall then
and there be considered concerning him.

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of our
said court with the seal thereof
hereto affixed at office in the CityCity of St Louis
of St LouisCity of St Louis this 18th July 1845


John RulandJohn Ruland clk

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In obediance to the with in command I have here the body
JesseJesse a man of color who was committed to my custody
by LieutenantLieutenant Dubrie July 17th 1845 as the slave of one Duty
Deceased who is subject to the order of G. W Coons
as administrator of said Duty Deceased.
this 19th of July 1845

J M JamisonJamison
jailor of St LSt Louis C


Fees $1.00
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 19 July 1845

John RulandJohn Ruland clk

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âBy the Habeas Corpus act
Habeas Corpus to Jailor
on petition of JesseJesse .

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Sheriffs fee for serving this writ one dollar

WilliamWilliam Milburn MilburnWilliam Milburn Sheriff

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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.

The State of MissouriMissouri,

To WilliamWilliam P. Scott. 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, forthwith 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 JesseJesse (a man of color) is petitioning for discharge
on Habeus Corpus 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 nineteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.
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In the matter of JesseJesse
(aman ofcolor) on petition
for discharge on Habeas
Corpus

Subp. forthwith

WilliamWilliam P Scott

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Executed Wm MilburnWilliam Milburn Shff
fee 50 cts

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And the said JesseJesse a free person
of colour now comes into court, and for
answer to the return of JohnJohn M MJohn M
JamisonJamison
to the Habeas Corpus the return
of him in the above cause & says
That he is not the slave of the said
Duty deceased nor of the said CoonsCoons administrator as above alledged but
that he is by the judgement of the
CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court of St Louis - County declared
to be free - from the Controlor
Custody of the Said - CoonsCoons & of all persons & heirs
claiming under him he is ready to verify therefor
he prays to be discharged
from his imprisonment.

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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County

The above named JesseJesse being sworn on his oath says that the
facts stated in the above denial
are true.

JesseJesse his

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mark
Sworn adn subscribed before me
this 19 July 1845

Jn RulandJohn Ruland clk

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Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Denial of JesseJesse

filed July 9th 1845

John RulandJohn Ruland Clk