Petition #21183004


Jack represents that "he was born in africa, was brought from Africa to South Carolina, was brought from South Carolina to the City of Saint Louis" by David Williamson, who sold him to Charles Collins. He further asserts that Collins sold him to a man named English and "the said English took him to Carolton in the State of Illinois" in 1829. The petitioner reports that he resided in Illinois for twelve months before Collins took him back to St. Louis, where he now resides. Noting that "he is still held in slavery by the said Charles Collins," Jack prays "that he may be permited to sue in forma pauperis to establish his right thereto."

Result: Petition granted; plea of trespass filed, dismissed.

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Repository: Civil Courts Building, St. Louis, Missouri