Louise Vincent, a woman of color v. Marie P. Ladue
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
november Term 1833

Louis VincentVincent a woman
of Color by her attorney complains of marie P
Ledue of a plea of trespass for that whereas the
said Louis before and Since the commission of
the trespasseshereinafter mentioned by the said Ledue
towit on the first day of June in the year 1833 at
St LouisSt Louis towit at the County aforesaid was and was
hath been a free person and for that the said
Ledue she the said being a free person as aforesaid
on the day and your last aforesaid with
did hold and still goes hold her as a slave
force and arms at the County aforesaid & an assault
upon her the said Louis then and there did make
and then and there beat bruised and illtreatedher
the said Louis and then and there imprisoned her
the said Louis and kept and detained her in
prison there, without any resonable or probable
Cause whatsover for a long space of time towit
from the day and your last aforesaid until the commencement
of this suit Contary to the law of this
land and against the will of her the said
Louis and other wrongs to the said LouiseLouise then
and there did to the damage of the said
of one hundred dollars & thereof are she brings
her suit &

atty for plff