Agnis, alias Agathe, v. Pierre Menard
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StateCircuit Court of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
This judicial Circuit
November Term 1835

Agnis alias AgatheAgathe a woman of colour
complains of Pierre MenardPierre Menard of a plea of
trespass assault, & battery and false imprison-
ment, for that heretofore to wit on this the
seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five at the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis
aforesaid the said Pierre MenardPierre Menard with
force and arms an assault did make
upon her the said plaintiff, and her the
said plaintiff did then and there beat
bruise and ill treat and did then
and there imprison her the said plaintiff
in prison there untill this time without
any legal or probable cause whatever and
other wrongs to her the said plaintiff then and
there did against the peace and laws
of the state aforesaid, and said plaintiff
says, before and at the time of committing
the grievance aforesaid she the said plaintiff
was and still is a free person and that the
defendant held and detained her the said plaintiff and still
hold and detain her the said plaintiff in slavery, wherefore
the said plaintiff says she has sustained damage
to five hundred dollars, wherefore she sues &C

MayfieldMayfield Bowlin & BowlinMayfield Bowlin
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