Alsey vs. William Randolph
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County
march Term 1841

Alsey a woman of color
WilliamWilliam S RandolphS Randolph

State of MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County

And now at this day
comes the plaintiff and by of the Court
just had and obtained files an declaration
as follows. Alsey a woman of color, complains
of WilliamWilliam SS Randolph .RandolphS Randolph of a
plea of trespass for that the said defendant at
St.LouisSt Louis to wit at the County aforesaid on the
first day of February in the year eighteen hundred and forty one, with force and assault
the said plaintiff and her there and there
look and imprisoned and restrained her of he
liberty and held her in from the
said day and year last aforesaid until the
twenty second day of Febuary in the year
aforesaid - And the said plaintiff avers that at
the time of the committing of the said grievances
the said plaintiff was and still is a free person,
and that the defendant held and still holds
her the said plaintiff in slavery against
the law of the land and against the will
of the said plaintiff and other wrongs to the
said plaintiff within that time did against
the please be and to the plaintiff one
dolla & therefore she brings suit