Vivia, a woman of color vs. Martin Mitchel, Henry G. Mitchel, Henry C. R.
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State of MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court third Judical
Circuit March Term 1833

Saint LouisSt Louis County Ss ViviaVivia a woman of colour
by Bud her attorney complains of HenryHenry C
& Henry G MitchelHenry G Mitchel of a plea of
trespass assault & Battery for this that
heretofore to wit on the first day of July AD 1832 at St LouisSt Louisaforesaidwith
force & arms the said defendants did make did make
an assault upon the said ViviaVivia & her
the said ViviaVivia did then & there beat
& imprison without & reasonable & probable
cause whatsoever & did keep & detain her
in prison there for a long span of time
to wit for the space of Twenty four
hours there next ensuing & other
then & there did against the peace &
dignity of said state & to the plantiff
Damage of five hundred dollars and
said plantiff avers that at and before the time of the committing of said
crimes she was & now is a free person
& that said defendants held & detained
& still hold & detain her in slavery therefore
she sues

GA BirdGA Bird attorney
for Plff