Petition #21182602


The petitioners, "free persons of colour," maintain that they are the descendants of a free Indian woman, Marie Scypion, "whose mother was a free native north american Indian; that the father of said Scypion was a negro man, whose name was Scypion." They further recount that Joseph Tayon illegally kept Marie as a slave. Contending that Pierre Chouteau Sr. illegally detains "your petitioners in slavery," they pray that they may be permitted to sue as poor persons for their freedom and that they may be assigned counsel.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Jefferson County Courthouse, Hillsboro, Missouri