Elsa Hicks, a mulatto girl v. S. Burrell and James Mitchell
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ElsaElsa Hicks HicksElsa Hicks a Mulatto Girl
vs.
SS Burrell . BurrellS Burrell & James MitchellJames Mitchell

State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St LouisCounty St Louis SS

St Lous Circut CourtMay April Term 1845

ElsaElsa Hicks HicksElsa Hicks complains of S
Burrell Bass & James MitchellJames Mitchell in a plea of Tresspass for false
imprisonment For that heretofore to wit on the thirty first day of January. A. D.. Eighteen hundred & fourty five 1845 the said Defendants with force & arms
then & there made an assault upon the said
ElsaElsa Hicks HicksElsa Hicks to wit at the CityCity of St Louis of St LouisCity of St Louisin the CountyCounty of St Louis
of StCounty of St Louis LouisCounty of St Louis & StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri and then & there
beat bruised & illtreated her the saidElsaElsa Hicks
HicksElsa Hicks & then & there imprisoned her the said
Plaintiff kept & detained her the said plaintiff
in prison then without any reasonable
or probable cause whatsoever for a long
time to wit for the space of two days
last past Contrary to Laws & against the
will of the said plaintiff. And the said plaintiff
further avers that before the Grievances
above mentioned were committed
was & still is a free person of Colour
and that the Defendants did then and still holds her in slavery & therefore
she sues.

By

her Attys

KingKing . &. Risk