Hetty, a woman of color v. Arthur L. Magenis
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March term 1835

StSt Louis LouisSt Louis circuit court

HettyHetty a woman of color by
H R GambleH R Gamble her attorney complains of Arthur
L Magennis of a plea of trespass. For that
the said defendant on the first day of January in the year eighteen hundred and thirty five at
the county aforesaid made an assault in and
upon the said plaintiff and then and there did
beat bruise and wound the said plaintiff
and did then and there imprison the said
plaintiff and hath ever since kept and de
tained the said plaintiff in imprisonment
and slavery And the said plaintiff avers
that before and at the time of the committing
the said grievances by the said defendant she the
said plaintiff was and still is a free person
and that the defendant held and detained
her and still holds and detains her in sla
very
against the peace and dignity of the state
wherefore the said plaintiff says she is injured
and hath sustained damage to the amount
of five hundred dollars therefore she sues &c

HRH R Gamble GambleH R Gamble

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