Winny vs. Rufus Pettibone et al
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of S. Louis

In the CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court July Term 1825

WinnyWinny a free woman of color held in slavery, and who
is permitted by the court, to sue as a poor person
by Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark her next friend, who by her
Attornies Edward BatesEdward Bates and Issac G. Mc Girk, assigned
as counsel by the said court, complains of RufusRufus Pettibone
PettiboneRufus Pettibone , and of CharlesCharles , and sally his wife

Butter and BetsyBetsy his wife, John Mulser, alias
MitchelMitchell Hatton HattonMitchell Hatton and AnneAnne his wife, MichaelMichael Sanford SanfordMichael Sanford
and his wife, JohnJohn Whitset WhitsetJohn Whitset Jr., Alias WhitesidesWhitesides
and LucindaLucinda Whitset WhitsetLucinda Whitset , alias WhitesidesWhitesides , of a plea of
trespass, for that the said defendants heretofore
to writ, on the first day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty five with force
and arms, at the county of St. LouisSt Louis, unlawfully an
assault did make in upon the body of the said
WinnyWinny , and then and there beat bruised and illtreat
ed her the said WinnyWinny and then and there imprisoned

cause whatsoever, and has still
and detained her in prison, and do still
detain her in prison, against the will of
WinnyWinny and contrary to the laws of this
and other wrongs to the said WinnyWinny then and there
did against the peace of this state, wherefore
the said WinnyWinny says she has sustained damage
to the amount of five hundred dollars and there
fore she sues.

Bates & M cGirk
Atty for plff