Phillis, alias Susan, a free woman of color, v. Reddin B. Herring
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State of MisouriMissouri
St. Louis County

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Saint LouisSt Louiscircuit
November Term A D 1836

a free woman of color otherwise
called SusanSusan complains of
of a plea of trespass &
Battery & false imprisonment for that
on the first day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & twenty four at St. LouisSt Louis in said
county the said defendant with force
& arms an assault did make upon
the same plaintiff and did then & there
any on probable cause
find her hands & her
, and did then & there any
lawful or probable cause bind her hands
said plaintiff to slavery & false imprisonment
he the said said defendant then
and there knowing the said plaintiff
to be a free person and the plaintiff
ours that afterwards on the first day of December in the year aforesaid
at Balan range in the State of at St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid and
the said defendant said said plaintiff
as a slave and the plaintiff ours that
from the day first aforesaid untill the
first day of December in the year lastof own land hundred &thirty five she has been held and detained as a slave
by said defendant and other claiming

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her as such said Defendant
touch at the place last aforesaid.
And said plaintiff ours that for from
the first day of October eighteen hundred &
twenty four until the first day of December eighteen hundred & thirty five by reason of
the aforesaid she has been presented from Labouring for himself and
carring and securing larger sum of
many touch the sum of eleven hundred
dollars which sum she said plaintiff and
& & earned and secured herself By means of which said
several grievances said plaintiff says she
is greatly , and hath sustained
damage to five thousand Dollars

G A BirdG A Bird attorney for
plaintiff