Celeste, a minor, by and through her next friend, Judy v. William Sullivan
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court March Term 1837.
Saint LouisSt Louis County to wit:

CelestineCelestine by Celeste Judy her grand mother and next
friend by F.W.Risque her attorney complains
of Laforce PapinLaforce Papin of a plea of trespass for
false imprisonment: For that whereas the
said PapinPapin heretofore to wit on the 2d day of January 1837 at the county aforesaid with
force and arms made an assault upon the
said CelestineCelestine to wit, at &C, and then &
there beat, bruised and ill treated her the
said CelestineCelestine and then and ther imprisoned
her and kept and detained her in prison
then without any reasonable or probable cause
whatsoever for a long space of time to wit:
for the space of Then next following
contrary to the act of the general
assembly in such case made and provided
and against the consent of the said
CelestineCelestine . And the said CelestineCelestine by CelesteCeleste
her mother and next friend avers that before
and at time of the committing of the said

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grievances she was and still is a free person
and that the said PapinPapin held and still
holds her in salvery to the damage of
the said plaintiff $ 300. and therefore
she brings suit &C.

F.W.Risque
counsel for
plaintiff