Peggy Perryman, a woman of color v. Joseph Phillippi (Philibert)
View original image: Page  005
[missing figure]

In Circuit, court of
Saint LouisSt Louis County,November Term 1848

StateMissouri, ofMissouri MissouriMissouri,
County of saint Louis,

Peggy PerrymanPeggy Perryman ,
a free woman, of color, complained of
JosephJoseph Philibert, of a plea, of trespass,
for false imprisonment, for that whereas heretofore to wit, at the city and county of saint louis, and state of missouri, as about,
the spring of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty seven as your petitioner recollects, the said JosephJoseph Philibert drendant aforesaid then, and there with, force and arm assaulted, the said PeggyPeggy and her the,
said PeggyPeggy then, and there took, and
imprisoned and restrained, her of her liberty,
and her the said PeggyPeggy held in servitude from,
the spring of the year 1847 at which time, as your
petitioner, is informed the said defendant,
purchased her from one Bartley untill, the present time,
and still holds her in servitude, without any
reasonable or probably cause, against the
law, of the land and against the will of her, the said PeggyPeggy , and that she PeggyPeggy , before and at the time of the, said greivances was, and still, and that the said defendant holds her in servitude,, and servitude,
and to the great damage, of
and therefore, she sues,