Nancy vs. Isaac Voteau
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Superior-court Northern Circuit
March Term 1819.

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis to writ. NancyNancy a
freegirlheld in Slavery and who
is permitted by the court to sue as
a poor person by JJ Barton BartonJ Barton and HenryHenry SS Geyer .
GeyerS Geyer his attornies assigned as counsel
by the said court. complains of IsaacIsaac Voteau
VoteauIsaac Voteau of a plea of trespass for
that the said Isaac VoteauIsaac Voteau hereto-
fore to writ on the first day of Janu- ary in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, with force and arms
at the county aforesaid unlawf-
ully an assault did make in
and upon the said NancyNancy and
then and there beat bruised and
ill treated her the said NancyNancy .
and then and there imprisoned
her the said NancyNancy and kept
and detained her in prison with
out any reasonable or probable
cause whatsoever; and has ever

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Since kept and still doth keep
and detain her in prison against
the will of the said NancyNancy and
contrary to the Laws of this territory
and other wrongs to the said NancyNancy
then and there did against the
peace of the United StatesUnited States of
AmericaAmerica and to the damage of
the said NancyNancy five hundred
dollars and therefore she brings
suit

Barton & Geyer atts