Petition, 17 May 1839 [State of Missouri v. Pratt et al. for Murder]
, Morris Phelps, and , Petition, to , , Ray Co., MO, 17 May 1839, State of MO v. Pratt et al. for Murder (Ray Co., MO, Circuit Court 1839); unidentified handwriting; signatures of , Morris Phelps, , and ; certified by , 17 May 1839; docket by unidentified scribe, [, Ray Co., MO, 17 May 1839]; notation by Wiley C. Williams, 17 May 1839; notation by , 8 June 1839; three pages; photocopy in Daviess County Legal Documents, BYU.
To the Honerable Judge of the fifth Judicial Circuit.
The undersigned petitioners would respectfully represent, that they now stand indicted, that is to say , Morise [Morris] Phelps and for in the County of , and for in the County of . which said indictments are now pending for trial in said ,
Your petitioners would further represent that the minds of the inhabitants of the sixth fifth and Eleventh Circuits and of every County in each of those Circuits are so much prejudiced against them and each of them that they cannot have a fair and impartial trial in any County in either of the said three Circuits, your petitioners would therefor pray your honor to award and order changes of venue in each of their cases to some County in some other circuit of this where the causes aforesaid do not [p. ]