Eliza Taylor, a woman of color, vs. Nelson Campbell
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State of MissouriMissouri County of St. louis


In the St. LouisSt Louis Circuit court,
July Sum 1835

ElizaEliza TylerTyler , a woman of color, complains by
DarbyDarby her attorney against Nelson CampbellNelson Campbell of a plea, of trespass assault and battery and
false imprisonment, For that hencetofore to writ on the twenty ninth
day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and
thirty five, at the county aforesaid the said defendant with forces and arms an assault
did make upon her the said ElizaEliza TylerTyler , and did then
and there beat, bruised and ill treated her and her the said
ElizaEliza TylerTyler , did then and there imprison and held from
them as hitherto, kept and detained her in prison, there without
any legal or probable cause and other damage to the said
ElizaEliza TylerTyler , then and there did, against the peace and
dignity of the state

And the said ElizaEliza TylerTyler , owns, that before and
at the time of the said several grievances she was and
still is a free person, and that said defendantheld and
detaineda and still holds and detains her in slavery: Wherefore
said ElizaEliza TylerTyler , says she is greatly injured and hath sustained
Damages to the sum of seven hundred dollars and therefore
she sues

G. F. Darby

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