Peggy Perryman, a woman of color v. Joseph Phillippi (Philibert)
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In Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St., Louis County nov T, 1848

State of MissouriMissouri, County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Peggy Perry,man a
free woman of color complains, of JosephJoseph Philibert, of a plea of trespass, for false imprisonment, for that whereas the city and county of St LouisSt Louis and
State of MO during,, the spring of 1848,
as as your petitioner presents,
the said JosephJoseph Philibert, Defendant
then and there, with force and, arms
assaulted, the said PeggyPeggy , and then and there took, and imprisoned, and
restrained, her of her libery, and her the
said PeggyPeggy , held in servitude, from
the from the spring of, the year 1847 at which time as your said petitioner
the said deft, her from one BartlettBartlett ,
untill the present time, and still holds
her in such servitude without, any
reasonable, or probable cause, aganist
the law, of the land and against the will of her, the said PeggyPeggy , and the said
further and that before
and at the of the committing of the
said greivances, was and still is a free person, that the said Deft, held and still
holds her in servitude and, slavery against
the and to the great, damage of,
the said PeggyPeggy , therefore she sues,

Peggy PerrymanPeggy Perryman ,