Phebe Stubbs v. William Burd
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St. LouisCircuit Court
St. LouisCounty St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term AD 1837

Phebe Subby

Stubbs by HudsonHudson her attorney
Complains of WilliamWilliam BirdBird of a plea of trespass
For that the said WilliamWilliam BirdBird on the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven with force and
arm at St. LouisSt Louis in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis made
an assault, upon the said PhebePhebe Stubbs StubbsPhebe Stubbs
to wit at the County aforesaid and then and there
imprisoned the said PhebePhebe Stubbs StubbsPhebe Stubbs and kept and
detained her in person then without any reasonable
or probable cause whatever for a long space of time
to wit for the space of one month then next following
contrary to the laws of this state and against
thewill of the said, PhebePhebe Stubbs StubbsPhebe Stubbs and then
PhebePhebe Stubbs StubbsPhebe Stubbs avers that before and at the time
she was and still is a free person and that the
said WilliamWilliam BirdBird held and still holds
her in slavery and other wrongs to the said
PhebePhebe Stubbs StubbsPhebe Stubbs then and there did against
the peace of this state and the damage
of the saidPhebePhebe Stubbs StubbsPhebe Stubbs one thousand
dollars and thereforeshe brings this suit

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