Louisa Lewis and George Lewis v. Henry N. Hart
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LouisaLouisa alias LouisaLouisa LewisLewis
HenryHenry N. HartN Hart defendant

In St Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court
St Louis County

Plaintiff by H.C. Sharp her Attorney
states that defendant is Administrator
of LizzieLizzie alias ElizabethElizabeth Dickson her
mother now deceased .

That defendant as such Administrator
claims the possession of plaintiff and of
plaintiff's child a minor son named GeorgeGeorge
as slaves of the estate of said LizzieLizzie alias
ElizabethElizabeth Dickson-

Plaintiff further states, that she was purcha
sed by her Mother the said LizzieLizzie on the condition
that she should be emancipated, and that
subsequently she was emancipated
by defend the said LizzieLizzie

Plaintiff further states that for some seven

teen years have elapsed since her
emancipation and during all that
period up to and at the time of the decease
of her mother, she plaintiff and her child
were always considered and regarded as
free persons, and as such conducted them
selves and all this with the knowledge
and consent of the Mother the
said LizzieLizzie alias ElizabethElizabeth Dickson.

Plaintiff further states that her said
son GeorgeGeorge was born subsequent to
the date of plaintiff's emancipation by her Mother.

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Plaintiff therefore prays judgment of the
freedom of herself and of her son GeorgeGeorge
and for one cent damages

A.J.P. Garesche. with
F.C.Sharp Atty for