Mary, a negro woman v. James Jr.
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St. LouisCounty St Louis
MaryMary a negro womanvJamesJames Jr JrJames Jr

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
NovTerm 1844

MaryMary a Negro Woman
complains of JamesJames Jr JrJames Jr in a plea
of Trespass for false imprisonment For that
theretofore towit on the tenth day of October Eighthundred
and forty five A.D. 1843 the said JamesJames Jr JrJames Jr with
force & arms then & there made an assault on
the said MaryMary to wit at the city of St Louis County
of St LouisSt Louis & State aforesaid & then & there beat
bruised & illtreated her the said MaryMary & then &
there imprisoned her the said MaryMary kept & delivered
her the said MaryMary in prison there without any reason
able or probable cause whatsoever for
a long time towit for the space of one year
past contrary to Law & against the will of the
said plaintiff and the said plaintiff further
owns that before the government above
mentioned the was
& still is a free person of color
and that the defendent did then & still holds
her in slavery & therefore she sues


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