Pelage v. Francois Valois and John P. Cabanne
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Third Judicial Circuit
CountyCounty of St Louis ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis to writ

Pelagie an infant of coulour
under the age of twenty one years, who
sues byDavidDavid a free man of
being deceased
father being a slave
of FrancoisFrancois Vallois of a plea
trespass he - for that said Fran-
cois Vallois on the first day of January in the year of our Lord one and eight hundred and seventy
one with force and arms at the town
of St. LouisSt Louis in the said county of
made and assault upon
the said Pelagie and then and there
beat bruised and ill treated the
said Pelagie and then
and there imprisoned her the said.
Pelagie and kept and detained her
in prison there without any rea-
sonable or probable cause what-
soever for a long time to writ from
thence hitherto continually contrary
to the law of the land and against
the will of the said Pelage against
the peace of the state and the form of the statute
in that case made or provided to
the damage of the said Pelagie of
of five hundred dollars and there
fore she sues and there are pledge

James HJames H Peck

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