Mary Ann, alias Julia, an infant of color, by and through her next friend, James Loper v. Robert Duncan
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StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court Third Judicial Circuit
November Term AD 1894

Saint LouisSt LouisCounty Ss - Mary AnnMary Ann aliasJuliaJulia an infant of color by
JamesJames Loser her next friend complains of RobertRobert Duncan
DuncanRobert Duncan of a plea of trespassassault & battery &
false imprisonment for that heretofore to wit on
the first day of October in the year of eighteen
hundred & twenty eight at St LouisSt Louis in said county
the said defendant an assault did make upon
her the said MaryMary Ann AnnMary Ann alias JuliaJulia and her the said
Mary AnnMary Ann alias JuliaJulia did then & there with force & arms
beat wound & ill treat, and her the said
Mary AnnMary Ann alias JuliaJulia did then & there imprison without
any lawful or probable cause and her the
said Mary AnnMary Ann alias JuliaJulia kept & detained in prison
there without any lawful cause for a long space
of time to wit from the said first day of the year aforesaid up to the -
this and to the said
plaintiff then there did against the of state and plaintiff
at the time of the the
said the
plaintiff in slavary wherefore the plaintiff
says she is greatly injured & hath sustained
damaged to five hundred dollars &
therefore she sues as aforesaid.

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