Martha Drucilla v. Richmond Curle
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StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
St Louis County Ss

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1844

Martha DrusillaMartha Drusilla , complains of
Richard JRichard J .Cule of a plea of Tresspass, for that
the said defendant on the twenty-sixth day of
October in the year of our Lord one one thousand
eight hundred and forty-four, with force and
arms & made an assault upon this said plaintiff
to wit at St LouisSt Louis in the County aforesaid and
there and then, beat, bruised, and ill treated her,
the said plaintiff, and then and there imprisoned
her, the said plaintiff and kept and detained
her in prison there without any reasonable
or probable cause whatsoever, for a long time,
to wit, for the space of six hours then
following contrary to the laws and against
the will of the said plaintiff, And the said
plaintiff owns, that before and at the time of
the committing of the said grievances, she was
ans still is a free person, and that the defen--
dant held and still holds her in slavery To
the plaintiffs damage ten dollars and and therefore
she brings suit &c

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atty for plffs