Lucy Ann Britton v. David D. Mitchell
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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County ss

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1844

LucyLucy Ann BrittonBritton by her next
friend Polly WashPolly Wash , complains of David D
Mitchell of a plea of trespass, for that the
said defendant on the seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two with force and arms &C
made an assault upon the said plaintiff, to wit
at St LouisSt Louis to wit at the County aforesaid and then
and there imprisoned her the said LucyLucy Ann
BrittonBritton , 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 twenty months thus next following, contrary to
the laws of the state of MissouriMissouri and against the
will of the said plaintiff. Wherefore the said
plaintiff saith that she is injured, and hath
sustained damage to the amount of one thousand
Dollars and therefore she brings suit &C

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