Mary Robinson, alias Robertson, a woman of colour v. Ringrose D. Watson
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

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St Louis County

In the St LouisCircuit Court Circuit CourtCircuit Court
April Term 1845

MaryMary [ RobinsonRobinson ] a woman of
colour by her attorneys Smith & Langton
Complains of Ringrose D. WatsonRingrose D Watson and Amos
L. Carson of a plea of Trespass for false
imprisonment For that heretofore to wit on
the twenty fourth day of July in the year of our
Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty one
at the County aforesaid The said defendants
with forceand arms an assault made on the said
plaintiff and then and there beat bruised and ill-
treated her the said plaintiff and then and
there unlawfully imprisoned her the said plaintiff
and there hath kept and retained her in prison from
the day last aforesaid for the span of twelve hoursthereafter Contrary to the form of the statues in such
case made and provided and against the
peace and dignity of the state And the said
plaintiff avers that before and at the time of
the committing the said several grievances she the said
plaintiff was and still is a free person
and that the Defendants hold and still holds
the said plaintiff in slavery Therefore the said
plaintiff says she is injured and has
sustained damages to the amount of five
hundred dollars and therefore she sues
&c

Smith & Langton


for plaintiff