Harriet, an infant v. Samuel T. McKenney
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State of MissouriMissouri
Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court July Term AD 1899

HarrietHarriet an infant under twenty one years of age
by GAGA Bird BirdGA Bird her next friend complains of
SamuelSamuel TT M Kinney MT M Kinney KinneyT M Kinney WilliamWilliam Walker WalkerWilliam Walker &
ThomasThomas D James DThomas D James JamesThomas D James of a plea of trespassassault
& Battery & false imprisonment for that heretoforeto wit on the first day of May 1831 at St LouisSt Louis
on said county the said defendants with
force & arms an assault did make upon the
said plaintiff & her the said plaintiff did
then & there beat wound & ill treat & her
the said plaintiff did then imprison there without any reasonable or probable cause whatsoever
& kept & detained her in prison there for a
long space of time to witfrom the day
last aforesaid & other wrongs to the said
plaintiff then & there did against the peace
& dignity of the state and said plaintiff
avers that before & at the time of committing
the said several grievances she was & still
is a free person & the defendants held &
detained & still do hold & detain her in
slaveryby means of which promises said
plaintiff says she is greatly injured & hath
sustained Damage to three hundred Dollars
therefore she sues&c.

GG A Bird AG A Bird BirdG A Bird atty
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