In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
To Judicial Circuit March Term A.D. 1832.
St LouisSt Louis, to wit. TheniaThenia otherwise called SarahSarah , a woman
of color, complains of Green CrowderGreen Crowder of a plea of trespass.
For that the said defendant on the twenty third day of November in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty and,
with force and arms assaulted the said plaintiff, to wit,
as the County aforesaid and then and there beat, and ill-
treated her, the said plaintiff and then and there imprisoned
the said plaintiff and kept and detained her in prison
there without any reasonable or probable cause whatsoever
for a long time, to wit, for the space of twenty four hours
then next following, contrary to the law of the land and
against the will of the said plaintiff, and other wrongs
to the said plaintiff then and there did, against the
peace and dignity of the state of MissouriMissouri and to the
damage of the said plaintiff of one hundred dollars,
and therefore she brings her said &c.
And the said plaintiff avers that before & as
the time of the committing the grievances aforesaid, she
was and still is a free person and that the defendant
held and detained her & still holds and detains her in
Bates & Allen
attorney for pltiff.