Vivia, a woman of color vs. Martin Mitchel, Henry G. Mitchel, Henry C. R.
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In the St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court to march term 1832

St LouisSt Louis county to wit ViviaVivia a woman
of color who sues by permission of the
court complains of MartinMartin Mitchell MitchellMartin Mitchell
of a plea of trespass. For that the same
MartinMartin that she on the 10th day of November in the year 1831 with force
and arms made an assaultupon the
said ViviaVivia to wit at the county of
St LouisSt Louis and then and there beat
bruised and illtreated her the said
ViviaVivia and then and there imprisoned
her the said ViviaVivia and left and after
and for the said ViviaVivia in prison there
without any reasonable or probablecause
whatsover for a longtime to wit for
the space of four hours then next following
to law and against the
will of the said ViviaVivia And the said
ViviaVivia avers that you and I the time