Tenor Washington vs. John Scott, Henry Scott, Jeremiah Johnson
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In the circuit court of St LouisSt Louis county
toMarch Term 1832

St LouisSt Louis county to wit WashingtonWashington a
woman of color who by of
court complains of Henry ScottHenry Scott . John ScottJohn Scott
and JeremiahJeremiah Johnson JohnsonJeremiah Johnson of a plea of trespass
forthat the said Henry ScottHenry Scott , John ScottJohn Scott
and Jeremiah Johns on a the first day of November in the year of our Lord 1831
with force and arms made an assaultupon
the said WashingtonWashington to wit at the
county of St LouisSt Louis aforsaid and then and
there beat and her the said
and than and there a
her the said WashingtonWashington
and left and detained her in prison there
withoutany reasonable or probablecause
whatsoever for a long term to wit for the space
of fifteen days then next following contrary to
the laws of the county and against the will
of the said WashingtonWashington and the said
WashingtonWashington that and at the
him of the aforesaid gave

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^C0^was and still is a free person and that the
defendants HenryHenry Scott ScottHenry Scott ,JohnJohn Scott ScottJohn Scott and Jere
miah then held and obtained and still holds
and obtains her in slavery and other ways
to the plaintiff then and there did against
of the state and to the damage of
the said plaintiff $ 500 and therefore