Amy Moore v. Robert M. Moore
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Robert N. MooreRobert N Moore

In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
October Term 1846

Trespass. For. Freedom

It is admitted by the plaintiff
and defendant in the above case that defendant claims the
above named plaintiff as a slave for life by
title derived from one Cartright who was the
former owner of said AmyAmy thatabove
years ago the thenowner of the said AmyAmy the plaintiff
was travelling with his slaves through the State ofIllinois
IllinoisIllinois to MissouriMissouri and having a difficulty by shooting a
man was detained by of Court in
the said state for about six months and during
that time the said AmyAmy was retained by her
then master under whom the defendant claims
title to the said plaintiff AmyAmy during the said
six months in the said state of IllinoisIllinois she
was after the expiration of such time to wit
about six months brought to the state of
MissouriMissouri and sold to the present defendant
all of which is respectfully submitted on the part
of the plffs counsel to the Court it is further
admitted that plaintiff was about tenyears old Seal
and there was no unavoidable delay in removing the said Seal
slave from the state of IllinoisIllinois aforesaid - Seal

EliasElias B SmithB Smith
for plff
Robrt MooreMoore