Louis Scott, a man of colour v. William Burd
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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Louis ScottLouis Scott
Wm. Burd

The defendant by his
counsel moves the Court to strike from
the files as a part of the record, or otherwise
quash, the Bill of exceptions filed
on behalf of plaintiff on the 15th of October
instant in this case for the following
reasons :

1 Because the same was improperly
signed by the judge & is not a part of the

2. Because the same was not drawn
up nor presented for signing to the
judge till many months after the

3. Because of the lapse of time between
the trial, & the making out
of the Bill of exceptions &
of same for signing, no consent for
such delay or signing having been
given by defendant or his counsel.

4. Because the same was illegally
signed & filed.



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