Aspasia, a woman of color v. Hardage Lane
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Hardage LaneHardage Lane
AspasiaAspasia a free woman
of color

St LouisSt Louis Circuit Count
March Term 1840

And the said defendant
by HudsonHudson his attorney comes and defends
the force and injury when &c and says that he
is not guilty of the said supposed trespass and
grievancesabove said to his change or any or other
of them or any part thereof in manner and form
as the said plaintiff hath above thereof complained
aganist him and of this he the said defendant
puts himself upon the country &c

Geyer& HudsonAtts for Deft