Mariguette v. Samuel W. McKinney
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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court July Term 1831
St Louis County of Wit;

MariguetteMariguette who sues by permission of the Court
Complains of SamuelSamuel W KinneyW Kinney of a plea of trespass. For and
that the said SamuelSamuel W KinneyW Kinney on the first day of February in the year 1831 with force and arms made an assault upon the
said MariguetteMariguette to wit at the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis and then and
there struck and gave the said MariguetteMariguette a great many violent
blows and strokes and then and there imprisoned the said
MariguetteMariguette and kept and detained her in prison there without
any reasonable or probable cause whatsoever for a long space
of time to wit for the space of ten weeks then next following
contrary to law and against the will of the said MariguetteMariguette
whereby she the said MariguetteMariguette was then and there not only
greatly hurt and wounded but was also thereby then and there greatly
injured in her circumstances to wit at St LouisSt Louis aforesaid and the said
MariguetteMariguette avers that before and at the time of committing the
grievences aforesaid to wit at the county of St LouisSt Louis aforesaid
then was and still is a free person and the defendants SamuelSamuel
W KinneyW Kinney â CharlesCharles Wahrensdorff
then held and detained her and still hold (and detain)
her in slavery and other wrongs to the said MariguetteMariguette then
and there did against the peace of the State and to the damage
of the plaintiff Five Hundred dollars and therefore the brings
her suit

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