Nancyy Ligan, a woman of color v. Daniel Ligan and William Myers
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State of MissouriMissouri
Circuit CourtCircuit Court St Louis County
March Term AD 1835

Nancy LiganNancy Ligan a woman of color complains
against DanielDaniel Ligan LiganDaniel Ligan & WilliamWilliam Myers MyersWilliam Myers of a
plea of trespass assault & Battery & false
imprisonment for that heretofore trial on
the tenth day of November in the year of grace eighteen hundred & thirty four the said
DanielDaniel & WilliamWilliam with force & arms & assault
did make upon her said NancyNancy and did
then & there beatwound & ill treat her & her the said MaryMary did then & there imprison
& from he kept & detained
her in prison there without any legal or
probable cause & other wrongs to the said
NancyNancy then & there did against the peace
& dignity of said State.

And the said MaryMary that before &
at thetime of the said Several grieavences
she was and still is a poor person & that
said defendant held & detained & still hold
& detain here in slavery wherefore said MaryMary
says she as & hath
Damages to hundred Dollars & therefore
she sues &C

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