Dunky v. Andrew Hay
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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Of the term of July 1831

County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis to wit DunkyDunky a woman of
colour who by permission of the court sues in forma
paupiris complains of AndrewAndrew HayHay for that on the
first day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one, the said AndrewAndrew HayHay
with force and arms made an assault upon the said
DunkyDunky to wit at the City within the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis
and State of MissouriMissouri and then and there seized and
laid hold, of the said DunkyDunky and with great force and
violence pulled and dragged about her the said
DunkyDunky and then and there struck the said DunkyDunky
a great many violent blows and strokes and then and
there imprisoned the said DunkyDunky and kept her in
prision there without any reasonable or probable cause
whatsoever for a long space of time to wit for the space of
three days then next following contrary to law and
against the will of the said DunkyDunky whereby she the said
DunkyDunky was then and there not only greatly bruised â wounded but wasthereby greatly injured in her
circumstances.

And the said DunkyDunky avers that before
and at the time of the committing the grevivences above
mentioned she was and still is a free person and that
the Defendant held and detained her and still holds
and detains her in slavery to wit at the City within the
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and State of MissouriMissouri, and other
wrongs to the said DunkyDunky then and there did against
the peace of the State and to the damage of the said DunkyDunky
of Five hundred dollars therefore she brings her suit

S. W. Foreman G D Shaw
Atty