Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for Saint LouisSt Louis CountyNovember Term 1845

Saint LouisSt Louis County

Sarah, a person of color who by
hand of their Judge of the Court first had and obtained brings their suit as a poor person by HenryHenry N HartN Hart her counsel assigned, by the Judge of the court for complains of WilliamWilliam WaddinghamWaddingham in a plea of trespass
for that the said SarahSarah before and at the time of the committing of the grievances hereinafter mentioned was and still is a free person
and the said WilliamWilliam WaddinghamWaddingham on the 1st day of October now last past with force and arms at Saint LouisSt Louis aforesaid in and the plaintiff did make an assault and then and there did imprison the plaintiff and keeps and detains her in prison for a long space of time to wit for the space of her and then and thereheld and ever since has held and still holds in slavery the said plaintiff and to the plaintiff then and there did against the peace and to the great damage of the plaintiff
and for the recovery of her freedom the plaintiff brings suit &c

HenryHenry N. HartN Hart