Mary Robinson, alias Robertson, a woman of colour v. Ringrose D. Watson
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MaryMary Robertson [ Mary RobertsonRobertson ]
vs
Ringrose D WatsonRingrose D Watson
impleaded with CarsonCarson

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
April Term 1845

And for this & further plea in this behalf
by leave of Court the said defendantWatsonWatson
defending the force and injury when &c &c, and says
acts because he says that at the November Term
1841 of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County aforesaid
the said plaintiffMaryMary Robertson [ Mary RobertsonRobertson ] impleaded the
said defendant WatsonWatson in and by her certain
action and plea of Trespass and false imprisonment
for the establishment of her freedom and for and on
account of the very same trespasses & grievances, matters
and things now here alledged by plff against
him the said defendant WatsonWatson :.

And at said Term of said to Court the said defendant
WatsonWatson pleaded that he was not guilty of
of the supposed Trepass then by said plff in said suit
charged against defendant WatsonWatson - also 2dly that
at the institution of her said suit, âthe plaintiff was
and still is a slaveâ- and 3dly that at the time
of the institution of her said suit, âthe plff has and
still is a slave, the property of Amos L CarsonAmos L Carson â &

And afterwardto wit at the same Term aforesaid
of said Circuit CourtCircuit Court issues were taken and
upon said pleas.
And at the Term of said Court held November1844
to wit on 27th day of November 1844, the said Cause
came on for trial (and the pleas and casues aforesaid)
and was then and there tried by a jury of the
Country, who then and there found each and all of
said issues and causes thereon for him the said defendant
WatsonWatson - Whereupon, in the day and term
last mentioned, and in conformity with said verdict