Rebecca, a colored girl, by and through her next friend, Harris v. Louis Mattock and James Black
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Circuit CourtCircuit Court July term.A.D1838

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
State of MisouriMissouri

RebeccaRebecca a colored girl
an infant age of twenty one years by his next friend
HarrisHarris L LHarris L complains of JamesJames
Black I LewisLewis of a plea of trespass
Imprisonment. that therefore to writ or the first
day of Marchone thousand eight hundred thirty eight at the county aforesaid the said Defendant
with force & arms an assault made in the said plaintiff
her the said
plaintiff in imprisoned
said plff hath kept & her in
prison from the last aforesaid day
to of the in made
& provided & against the peace & dignity of the
the plaintiff that before the time
of the committing of the said and grievances
she was and still is a free person that the Defendants
plea her the plff in the plff days that she is greatly
injured sustained damage to to
the amount of five hundred dollars
she sues -

I plff