Mary Robertson v. Ringrose Watson
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Mary RobertsonMary Robertson
vs
Ringrose DRingrose D Watson .WatsonRingrose D Watson

In the St. Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit CourtNov Term 1841

And the said defendant
1. by Crockett & Gist his Attorneys comes and
defends the said injury when &c
and says that he is not guilty of the said
supposed trespass above laid to his charge or any or either of them or any part thereof
in manner and form as the said pltff
hath above thereof complained against
him and of this he the said defendant
puts himself upon the County

2. And for a further plea in this behalf
the said defendant says that at the time
of the institution of said suit the said
plaintiff was and still is a slave, and
this the said defendant is ready to verify

3. And for a further plea in this behalf
the said defendant says that at the
time of the institution of said suit the said
plaintiff was and still is a slave, the
property of Amos L CarsonAmos L Carson and this
the said defendant is ready to verify

Crockett & Gist,

p.d.