Celeste, a woman of color v. Alexander Papin
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CelesteCeleste
vs
Passin

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court Nov Term 1840

And for further plea in this behalf by leave of the court
for that purpose first obtained the defendant counsel
and defends the force and injury when & says that the said
plaintiff here aforsaid action thereof against him the said defendant
ought not to have or maintain because he says that the said plaintiff
heretofore to wit at the July Term of the Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
A D 1837 held at the City and county of St LouisSt Louis[ aforsaid ] before
the Hon Luke Edward LawlessLuke E Lawless then Judge of the said Circuit CourtCircuit Court
duly commissioned &c to hold the same by a certain writ of
summons impleded the said defendant in a certain plea of
trespass with force and arms and false imprisonment
for committing the very same supposed trespasses and greivances
in the said declaration above mentioned wherefore the said
defendant afterwards to wit at the same July Term of the said
Court pleaded that he the said defendant was not guilty of the said supposed trespass or any part thereof and issue was
thereupon joined upon the plea [ aforsaid ] between the said plaintiff
and the said defendant and thereupon afterwards to wit
at the July Term of the said Court 1838 a change of venue was
granted in the said cause and the same suit to the county of
St CharlesSt Charles and afterwards to wit at the May Term of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court for the County of St CharlesCounty of St Charles[ aforsaid ] the said issue came
on to be heard and was then and there tried by the Judge
of the Circuit Court of the County of St CharlesCounty of St Charles the said last
mentioned named Judge being commissioned and [ duely ][ authorised ]
to try said cause between the said plaintiff and the said
defendant which last named [ Juge ] upon the said trial
then and there found the said defendant guilty of the said
supposed trespasses &c in the said declaration mentioned
and by the judgement and condemnation of the said court
upon the finding aforsaid it was then and there ordered and
ajudged by the said court that the said plaintiff recover
of the said defendant one cent damages and also the
costs in that behalf expended by reason of the trespasses &c in

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[ in ] the said declaration mentioned and that the said plaintiff
have thereof [ esicution ] &c as by the record & proceedings thereof
Still remaining in the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Charles Courty [ aforsaid ]
before the judge thereof at the County of St CharlesCounty of St Charles more fully
and at large appears which said [ judgement ] still remains
in full force and effect not in the least reversed or
made void and this he the said defendant is [ redy ] to verify
by the said record. & therefore he prays [ judgement ] if
the said plaintiff ought to have or maintain this[ aforsaid ]
action thereof against him &c.

HudsonHudson Atty for the
Deft