Dorinda, a free woman of Colour vs. John Simonds, Jr.
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court

March Term 1826 - DorindaDorinda free
woman of colour, who by the permissiones of
the said Court isues as a poor person a com
plains of JohnJohn Simonds Jr SimondsJohn Simonds Jr JrJohn Simonds Jr . of a plea of
Trespass for that the said Simonds heretofore
towit on the first day of January in the man in eighteen hundred twenty five
at the said County with force and army
&c. an assault did make upon the said Dorin-
da, and her then and there be at
bruised and imprisoned for the space
of six months then next ensuing, against the
peace of the said State and to the
damage of the said Dorenda of one
hundred dollars and therefore she
brings her such &c

and
for plff