St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court.
July Term 1839.
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis to writ:
AspasiaAspasia alias AspisaAspasia a free woman of
color complains of Hardage LaneHardage Lane of a plea of trespass
For that the said defendant heretofore to wit on the 27th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine in the city of St LouisSt Louis and
county aforesaid with force and arms made an assault
on the said plaintiff to wit: at the county aforesaid and
then and there beat, bruised, wounded, and ill-treated
her, and then and there imprisoned her and
kept and detained her in prison there, without any
reasonable or probable cause whatsoever, for a long time,
to wit, for the space of two years and three months
next before the said 27th day of May eighteen hundred and thirty ninecontrary to the laws of the State of MissouriMissouri
and against the will of the said plaintiff, and other
wrongs to the said plaintiff then and there did against
the peace of the State of MissouriMissouri and to the damage of
the said plaintiff eight hundred dollars and therefore
she brings her suit &c.
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