Jane, a woman of color v. William Dallum
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St. LouisSt Louis, to wit

Third Judicial Circuit


In the CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court , July Term 1831.

JaneJane , a woman of color, by MurrayMurray , assigned to her by the
Court as attorney, complains of WilliamWilliam DallamDallam in a plea
of trespass. For that whereas the said WilliamWilliam on the first day of July in the year eighteen hundred and twenty nine
with force and arms made an assault upon the said
JaneJane , to wit at the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis aforesaid and then
and there beat, bruised, wounded and ill treated the said
JaneJane , and then and there imprisoned the said JaneJane and
kept and detained her in prison there, without any
reasonable or probable excuse whatever, for a long
time, to wit, from that time aforesaid until the
time of the beginning of the suit. And he said JaneJane avers
that before and at the time of the committing of the grie-
vances above stated and set forth she was a free per-
son, and she avers that she still is a free person and
that the said WilliamWilliam DallamDallam at and before the said
time held and detained her, said JaneJane , and still does
hold and detain her, said JaneJane ,in slavery and other
wrongs to the saidJaneJane , the said WilliamWilliam then and
there did, against the peace of the state of MissouriMissouri
and to the damage of the said JaneJane in the sum of
five hundred dollars, and therefor she sues.

Jas. L. Murray
atty. for plff.