Amy Moore v. Robert M. Moore
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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1844

Amy MooreAmy Moore complains of Robert N Moore
of a plea of trespass for that whereas
the said Defendant [ Defendant ] on the tenth day September in year eighteen hundred and forty four with force
and arms at the County aforesaid beat
bruised injured and her the said Plaintiff and
then and there her the said plaintiff
and kept and detained her in prison there
without any probable cause whatever for
a long span of time to wit twelve hours then and
there following contrary to the laws of the said
state and against the will of the said
plaintiff And the said plaintiff
further that she the said plaintiff
before and at the time of the said grievance
was and still is a free person and
that the said defendant held and still
holds the said plaintiff in slavery and
other wrongs to the said plaintiff did the
said defendant then and there do,
Contrary to the peace and against
the State And to the damage of the
said plaintiff of five hundred dollars
and therefore the said plaintiff
brings said & C.

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