Laura, a woman of colour v. Henry B. Belt
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Laura Woman of color vsHenryHenry B Belt

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri

suit for freedom

Plaintiff by her Attorney JoelJoel C RichmondRichmond
by way of reply to the answer of E CurtisEdward Curtis made
to the order of this Court in the above entitled cause
for him, the said CurtisCurtis to show cause on the 2nd day of March 1852 why an attachment should
not issue against him the said CurtisCurtis for a
contempt of this Court in the above entitled
Cause and plaintiff states that he the said E CurtisEdward Curtis
did have full and complete notice and knowledge of
all the orders made by the Court in the above
entitled cause in the suit of plaintiff for her freedom and
that he the said CurtisCurtis was fully informed of the same
by the plaintiff LauraLaura & other persons.
Plaintiff states that the said E CurtisEdward Curtis did on the 16th day of February 1852 decoy amd force the said plaintiff
from her place of confinement and did remove her
the said plaintiff from out the jurisdiction of
this Court having a full knowledge that he was viola
ting the orders of the Court made in the suit of
plaintiff for freedom. Plaintiff states all that has
been done by the said CurtisCurtis in regard to and
touching the said plaintiff since the commence
of her suit for freedom has been done with a full
knowledge that he was violating the orders of
the Court made in the aforesaid suit of the
plaintiff for freedom. Plaintiff by way of
demurrer to the answer of the said E CurtisEdward Curtis to the
aforesaid order of this Court made in this cause
states that said answer is no defence to the motion

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against him made in this cause against him
the said E CurtisEdward Curtis to show cause why an attachment
should not be issued against him the said
CurtisCurtis as ignorance of the orders of this Court
made in regard to Causes therein pending is
no excuse for violations of such orders.

LauraLaura ,

by her

Att
RichmondRichmond Joel