Winny, a woman of color v. Samuel Donner
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

August Term
of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court

WinnyWinny a woman of colour by JamesJames H
HJames H Peck her attorney complains of
of a plea of trespass for
saidSamuelSamuel on the first day of April
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and, twenty with force and arms made
an assault upon the said WinnyWinny , to writ at st
Louis in the county aforesaid and then and there
seized and took hold of the said WinnyWinny and
her the said WinnyWinny kept and detained for a
long space of time to writ for the space of
five days than next following and also then
and there forced and compelled the said
WinnyWinny to labour and perform menial
services for persons and then and there
imprisoned the said WinnyWinny and kept and
detained her in prisonwithout any reasonable
or probable cause for a long space of time
to writ the space of the five days last aforesaid
contrary to the statute in that case made and
provided and against the will of the said
WinnyWinny , whereby the said WinnyWinny was not only
prevented from pursuing her necessarybusiness
but was also otherwise thereby
fied and injured to writ at St LouisSt Louis in the
county aforesaid and also for that the said

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on the second day of april in the yearof our Lord one thousand eight hundred and with force and arms made an assault
the said WinnyWinny to writ at St LouisSt Louis in the
aforesaid and then and there beat bruised
and ill treated the said WinnyWinny and then and there
the said WinnyWinny and kept and
detained her in prison without any reasonable
or probable cause what soever for a long
space of time to writ for the space of nine days
then next following contrary to the laws of this
territory and against the will of the said WinnyWinny
and other wrongs to the said WinnyWinny then and
there did, to the great damage of the said
WinnyWinny and against the Peace of the UnitedUnited States
StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica wherefore the said Win
ney saith the is injured and hath sustained
damage to the amount of one thousand
dollars and therefore she sues

James H Beck
att. for Plff