Harriet (of color) vs. Irene Emerson
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) Circuit Court of
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HarrietHarriet , a woman of Color, complains of Irene EmersonIrene Emerson of a plea for that the said defendant on the fourth day of April in the year eighteen hundred and forty six, with force and arms etc., made an assault upon the said plaintiff, to wit at in the County aforesaid, and then and there beat, bruised and ill treated her, the said plaintiff and kept and detained her in prison there, without any reasonable or probable cause whatsoever, for a long time to wit, for the space of twelve hours, there next following, contrary to the laws of the said state, and the will of said plaintiff â And the said plaintiff avers, that before and at the time of the committing of the said grievances she was and still is a free person and that the said defendant held and still holds her in Slavery: To the plaintiffs damage ten dollars and therefore she brings suit etc.

F. B. MurdochF B Murdoch

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