Angelique, a free woman of color vs. John Reynolds
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Set

July Term 1828.

AngeliqueAngelique a free woman of Colour
who is permitted by the court to sue by
her next friend as a poorperson by her attorney CharlessCharless
assigned as counsel by the Court complains of
of John ReynoldsJohn Reynolds of a plea of Trespass for that the said defendant heretofore
to wit on the first day of January eighteen hundred and twenty eight with force and arms at the city of
unlawfully an assault did make upon the body
of said AngeliqueAngelique and then and there did beatbruise
and ill- treat her the said AngeliqueAngelique and then and there imprisoned
her said AngeliqueAngelique and kept and detained her in prison
without any Just or reasonable or probable cause whatsover
against the will of said AngeliqueAngelique and has ever since
kept and detained her said AngeliqueAngelique in prison and
still keeps and detains her in prison, without any reasonable
or probable cause, contrary to the laws of this state,
and the said plaintiff aver that before and as the
time of the committing of the said several grievances
she was and still is a free person and that the defendant
holds and detains her in slavery and the
said defendant other wrongs then and there did to her
said AngeliqueAngelique against the peace and dignity of the
state, wherefore the said AngeliqueAngelique says she
is injured and has sustained damages to the amount
of one hundred dollars and there- fore she sues

JosCharless Jr.Attyproquerente