Elsa Hicks, a mulatto girl v. Patrick J. McSherry
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Elsa HicksElsa Hicks (Mulatto girl)
v
PatrickPatrick JJ McSherry . McSherryJ McSherry

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1847

Elsa HicksElsa Hicks complains of PatrickPatrick JJ McSherry
McSherryJ McSherry of a plea of trespass for false im-
prisonment. For thatwhereinheretofore to
wit on the first day of September in the year eighteen hundred and forty seven the
said defendant with force and arms at the
the City and CountyCounty of St Louis ofCounty of St Louis St LouisCounty of St Louis then and there
made an assault upon the said Elsa HicksElsa Hicks
to wit; at the he and then and there beat
bruised and otherwise ill treated her the
said Elsa HicksElsa Hicks and then and there impr-
isoned her the
said Elsa HicksElsa Hicks and detained
her the said Elsa HicksElsa Hicks in prison without
any reasonable cause whatsoever for a long
time to wit, for the space of ten days last
part contrary to the law and against the
will of the said plaintiff further avers
that before the grievances above mentioned
were committed she was and still is a
free person of colour and that the said
defendant did then and there and still
[ hold ] her inslavery therefore she
sues

By her atty

Jas Daugherty