Laura, a woman of colour v. Henry B. Belt
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LauraLaura woman of Colour vs suit for freedom HenryHenry B Belt

In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1851

Whereas JoelJoel C RichmondRichmond attorney for
the plaintiff in this cause has filed
his affidavit in this Court alledging among
other things that one E CurtisEdward Curtis and JamesJames Christy
ChristyJames Christy did on the 16th day of February 1852 decoy said plaintiff LauraLaura
from the place at which she was
confined & from the Jurisdiction of this
Court during the pendency of her suit for
freedom and with full knowledge by the
said James ChristyJames Christy & E CurtisEdward Curtis of the order
of this Court, That she the said LauraLaura
should not be removed out of the juris
diction of this Court during the penden
cy of said suit and with full knowledge
that said LauraLaura was prosecuting her suit
for freedom. Therefore it is ordered
by the Court that the said James ChristyJames Christy and E CurtisEdward Curtis
show cause to said Court on Tuesday next
the 2nd day of day of March 1852 at 10
o'clock AM at the Court House of the City of St. LouisCity of St Louiswhy an attachment should
not issue against them for a contempt of
the orders of said Court in the premises


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