Nelly Duty v. John F. Darly
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NellyNelly Duty plaintiff
against
John F.Darly Defendant

In the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis
County April Term (1849)

The plaintiff states that she is now
and has been for more than two years now
last past held in slavery by John F. DarlyJohn F Darly , admin
istrator of the estate of MiltonMilton Duty deceased
in the city and County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis and StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri; that she is now and has been
during all of said time a free person; that
she has been confined and restrained of her