Milly, a woman of color, v. James Duncan
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In the Circut CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1835
Saint LouisSt LouisCounty CourtCircuit Court

MillyMilly a free Woman of
color by GambleArchibald Gamble her attorney complains
of James DuncanJames Duncan of a plea of Trespass
for that the said JamesJames on the first day of October, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty five with force and
arms at the county aforesaid an as-
sault did make in and upon the said MillyMilly and her the said MillyMilly
then and there did beat and bruise
and did then and there take and im-
prison the said MillyMilly and her the said MillyMilly
did keep and detain her from thence
hitherto in prison and the said MillyMilly
avers that before and at the time of the
committing of the said grievances she
the said MillyMilly was and still is a free person on and the
said MillyMilly further avers that the said
DuncanDuncan at the time of committing
the said grievances held and detained
and still holds and detains her the said
MillyMilly in slavery against the peace and
dignity of the State and to the damage
of the said MillyMilly of five hundred dol-
lars and therefore she sues&c

A R Gamble &
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