Mary Robertson v. Ringrose Watson
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Mary RobertsonMary Robertson
R D WatsonR D Watson

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov Tm 1844.

Mary RobertsonMary Robertson (negro), and
said plaintiff, being duly sworn upon
her oath says, that she employed HenryHenry
L CobbL Cobb . Attorney, sometime in the year
eighteen hundred & forty one to bring suit for
her freedom, before this Honorable Court, wherein
R D WatsonR D Watson is defendant, that for his
services in said such she paid him money
and did work for him as his
washerwoman, that she was ready for trial
of the time the case was to be called on
the fifteenth of this January Eighteen hundred &forty four, but that to her [ supprise ] her
suit had been dismissed. The affiant
further says that she has a good cause of
action as she is advised by her counsel
and that if her suit is reinstated and
she is permitted to go to trial she will
as she verily believes be able to make
out her case.
the affiant further say that she was
not aware that her said attorney
was to be absent or was absent on
or before the day of fixed for trial of said suit and
that she did not learn the fact of his
absence until several days afterwards
and further the affiant saith not

Mary RobertsonMary Robertson X her mark