Aspasia, a woman of color v. Hardage Lane
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AspisaAspasia alias AspasiaAspasia
vs.
HardageHardage Lane LaneHardage Lane

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court,
No.346July Term 1839

And the said plaintiff as to the said plea of the said defendant by
him first " above pleaded,
and whereof he puts himself upon the country, does the like.

And as to the said plea of the defendant by him secondly above
pleaded, the plaintiff says, that, by reason of any thing by the defendant
in that plea alleged, she the said plaintiff ought not to be barred or pre-
cluded from having and maintaining her aforesaid action thereof against
the said defendant; because she says that she the said defendant
at the time the said trespasses â grievances in the said declaration
mentioned are alleged whose been committed was not
a slave
in manner and form as the defendant has above thereof in his
said second plea alleged; and this the plaintiff prays may be enquired
of by the country, &c.

And as to the said plea of the defendant by him
above pleaded, the plaintiff says that, by reason of any thing in that plea
alleged, she the said plaintiff ought not to be barred or precluded from
having and mainting her aforesaid action thereof against the said defen-
dant; because she says that the trespassers in the said
declaration in this action mentioned are not the same
& grievance as those in the lost plea mentioned for
respect whereof the said supposed Judgment in the said last
plea mentioned was renounced
and this she the said plaintiff prays may be
enquired of by the country, &c.