Petition #21184511


Elsa Hicks, a slave who currently has a freedom suit pending against S. Burrell and James Mitchell, seeks protective custody from the sheriff of St. Louis County. She alleges that "Burrell attempted to take your petitioner out of the State of Missouri on Thursday last but that the Captain of the boat learning that your petitioner was entitled to her freedom refused to take her on board of his boat." She also complains that S. Burrell is "secreting himself for the purpose of avoiding service by the sheriff." She fears that Burrell has agents who will attempt to take her out of the state "some time to day." She asks to be "brought before your honor."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Civil Courts Building, St. Louis, Missouri