Nancy Stubbs v. William Burd
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St LouisCircuit Court
St LouisCounty St LouisCircuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term A D 1837-

NancyNancy Stubbs StubbsNancy Stubbs by HudsonHudson her attorney
complains of WilliamWilliam Burd BurdWilliam Burd of a plea of
trespass. For that the said William BurdWilliam Burd on the
first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven with
force and arms at St LouisSt Louis in the County ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis made anassault upon the saidNancyNancy Stubbs
StubbsNancy Stubbs to wit at the County aforesaid and then and
there imprisoned the said NancyNancy Stubbs StubbsNancy Stubbs and kept
and detained her in prison, then without any reason
or probable cause whatever for a long space of
time to wit for the space of one month then next
ensuring contrary with the laws of this state and
against the will of the said NancyNancy Stubbs StubbsNancy Stubbs
and the said NancyNancy Stubbs StubbsNancy Stubbs avers that before
and at the time she was and still is a free
person and that the said WilliamWilliam Burd BurdWilliam Burd
held and still holds her in slavery and other
wrongs to the said NancyNancy Stubbs StubbsNancy Stubbs there &
then did against the peace of this state and
to the damage of the said NancyNancy Stubbs StubbsNancy Stubbs
one hundred dollers therefore she brings
her suit &c

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