Josephine LaCourse v. Edward P. Mitchell
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State of Missouiri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1835

Josephine LaJosephine Course an
infant of color under the age of 21 years who
sues by JuliaJulia La LaJulia La Course her nextfriend
complains of Edward Mitchell of a
plea of trespass for that the said defendant
heretofore to wit on the first day of
June in the year 1835 at the county
aforesaid did then & there beat stike wound
and illtreat the said Plaintiff and then
and there did confine and imprison. the
said Plaintiff for a long space of time
to witfromthence hitherto and other wrongs
to the said plaintiff then and there did
to the great damages of the said Plaintiff
and the said Plaintiff saith that she is injured and hathsustained damage
to the amount of one dollar. And the
said Plaintiff in fact saith that before
and at the time of this commission of
the said grievances by the said defendant
the the said Plaintiff was and still
is a free person and that the said
defendant at the said time above mention-
ed held and detained and still doth
hold and detaing her in slavery where
fore she brings her suit&c

JosephineJosephine LaJosephine Course

By hernextfriend

JuliaJulia La LaJulia La Course