Cloe Ann Smith, a woman of color v. Franklin Knox
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To the Hon. the Judge of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County.

The petition of CloeCloe Smith AnnSmithCloe Smith ,
respectfully states, that there is now defending
in said Court, a suit in trespass in
false imprisonment, wherein this petitioner
is plaintiff and one Franklin KnoxFranklin Knox is
defandant: That she has just cause to
believe that shecannot have a fair trial
in saidcourt because as this affiantbelieves
the judge of the said court is prejudiced against
the said plaintiffs right to recovershe therefore
prays your honor to grant her a change of
venue.

Cloe Ann x SmithSmith

Sworn to and Subscribed
Before me this 26th. day of January A. D. 1846

DiogenesWetmore
Justice of the peace