Caroline Bascom, a mulatto girl v. John Ferguson
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StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

County of S LouisCounty of S Louis

CarolineCaroline Borcum; a free mulatto woman of the County of S LouisS Louis, State of MissouriMissouri
complains of JohnJohn H Ferguson HJohn H Ferguson FergusonJohn H Ferguson of a plea
of that the said FergusonFerguson ; defendant, with force of at the County aforementioned on the twenty second day
of of December Eighteen hundreed and forty five and maltreated her, said plaintiff and that the said defendant of that said flaintiff and her kept and detained in confinement and prison in the County Jail of S LouisS Louis County in said County without any reasonable cause whatever a long four hours,
following, and the plaintiff further that before him the
that the of the of the grievor as was and State is a free person and that the defendant holds her in slavery contrary to law
and the statutes of MissouriMissouri in that case to of in that Care the of the in sum of five hundred dollars and therefore she

Atty for Plaintiff

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