Missouri Littleton, a person of colour v. William Littleton
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

ssNovember Term 1846

MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton a poor
person complains of WilliamWilliam Lttleton of
a plea of trespass assault and battery and
false imprisonment for that heretofore to wit
on the eighth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty six at the County
aforesaid with force and arms upon the body
of the said plaintiff the said defendant an assault did make and then the said
plaintiff âdid thenâ and there beat, wound and
ill-treat and did then and there imprison and
restrain of her liberty for a long space of time
to wit for the space of one year against the will
of the said plaintiff and other wrongs the said
defendant then and there committed against
the said plaintiff to the great damage of said
plaintiff to wit in the sum of one thousand
dollars and therefore, she sues.

And also afterwards to wit on
the same day and year aforesaid and to wit
the County aforesaid the said defendant with
force and arms seized took the said plaintiff
and imprisoned her and kept and detained
her for a long space of time to wit for the
space of one year against the will of the said
plaintiff and the said defendant did then and
there compel the said plaintiff by means of
the force and false imprisonment aforesaid
to work and labor for the said plaintiff for a
long space of time to wit for the space of six months the next following against the
will of said plaintiff, and the said plaintiff

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says that before and at the time of committing
the said grievances the said plaintiff was and
still is a free person and that the defendant
held and still holds her in slavery to the
damage of the said plaintiff in the sum of
one thousand dollars and therefore she
brings suit.

D.N. Noll
Atty for Plff.