Milly, a black woman, for herself and her two infant children, Eliza and Bob v. Mathias Rose
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MissouriMissouri Territory St Louis County Court of the term of August in the year of ourLord one thousand eight hundred & ninteen

CountyCounty of St Louis of St LouisCounty of St Louis to wit, MillyMilly a free woman of color
held in slavery and who is permitted by the Court
to sue as a poor person by R PettiboneR Pettibone her
attorney assigned as counsel by the said Court
complains of MathiasRoseRose of a plea of trespass
for that the said Mathias heretofor
to wit, on the first day of January the year of ourLord one thousand eight hundred & nineteen at St FerdinandSt Ferdinand in the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
within the jurisdiction of this Court with
force & arms unlawfully an assault did make in & upon her the said MillyMilly and then
& there imprisoned her the said Mily and
kept & detained her in prison without any
lawful cause whatsoever and hath ever since kept and detained and still doth keep and
detain her in prison against the will of the
said MillyMilly and contrary to the laws of
this territory and other wrongs to her then & there did against the peace of the UnitedUnited States StatesUnited States
of AmericaAmerica and to the damage of the said MillyMilly five hundred dollars and therefore she sues

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