Sally McClain, a woman of color v. Robert Cohen
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court third Judicial Circuit term AD 1835

St Louis County Ss Sally Mellvin a woman of color by BirdBird
her attorney complains of RobertRobert Cohen CohenRobert Cohen of a
plea of trespass on the case for that
heretofore to wit on the third a day of April in the year of eighteen hundred & thirty five at
St LouisSt Louis. The aforesaid defendant with force & arms an assault
did make & her the said SallySally did then & there
beat wound & ill treat & unlawfully imprison
& hath kept & detained her in prison there
from the day lastaforesaid until this day
And the plaintiff avers that at & before the
commiting said several grievances the defendant
was & still is a free person & that the plaintiff
held & detained & still holds & detains her in slavery wherefore the plaintiff says she is
greatly injured & hath sustained Damage to
five hundred dollars & therefore she sues &c
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