Rachel v. Walker
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rachel v. Walker was a lawsuit involving a slave who, in 1834, sued for her freedom from John Walker in the Supreme Court of Missouri, and won. This result was cited in 1856 in the famous Dred Scott v. Sandford case before the Supreme Court of the United States. The petition of Rachel, a mulatto woman (..) about twenty years of age represents that about five years ago she was claimed and (..) as a slave by one Stockton, who then took your petitioner to the territory of Michigan, where he resided at Prairie du Chien on the east side of the Mississippi River for about two years, holding your petitioner a slave during that time at that place arranging her to work for (..) himself & family at that place. At which place her child James Henry was born he being held by (..) Stockton during that time as a slave. That afterwards he brought your petitioner to St. Louis where he sold her and the child to one Joseph Klunk who has recently sold her and said child to one William Walker, who is a dealer in slaves & is about to take your petitioner and the child down the Mississippi River, probably to New Orleans for sale.