Lorinda v. Rufus Pettibone et. al.
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Ss In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

LorindaLorinda a free girl of color, held in slavery,who
is permitted by the court to sue by Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark
her next friend as a poor person, who by her attor
nies Edward BatesEdward Bates and IssacIssac C. McGerk assigned
as counsel by said Court, complains of of Ra
feez PettibonePettibone , CharlesCharles B Hatton B HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his $wife

, Owen WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally his wife, Isaac
John Butler and BetsyBetsy his wife, John Whiteset alias
Whitesides, Mitchel Hattan and AnneAnne his wife, Mr.
ChadSanfordSanford and TheresaTheresa his wife, John Whiteset
alias WhitesidesWhitesides , and LucindaLucinda Whiteset, alias WhitesidesWhitesides
of a plea of trespass, for that they the said de
fendants heretofore to wit, on the first day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty five, with force and arms at the county of
StLouisSt Louis , unlawfully an assault did make in and
upon the said LucindaLucinda , and then and there beat
bruised and ill treated her the said LorindaLorinda , and
then and there imprisoned her and kept and de
tained her in prisonwithout any reasonable or
probable cause whatsoever, and have ever since kept
and detained her the said LorindaLorinda in prison &
do still kept and detain her in prison against
her will,contrary to the laws of this state, and other wrongs then and there did to the said Lo
rinda, against the peace of this state, wherefore
the said LorindaLorinda says she is injured and has
sustained damage, to the amount of five hundred
dollars, and therefore she sues &c.

Bates & McGirk
Attys for plff

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No 11

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

LorindaLorinda
vs
Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone Et al.

To the Clerk
This is an action of
Trespass, assault &
Battery and false im
prisonment

Issue a Summons
for the Defendants

Bates & McGirk
Attys P. Q.

filed 2nd June 1825

Archd. GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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County of St LouisCounty of St LouisSs.

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of said County
Greeting

We command you to Summon Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone , Charles B. HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his
wife Owen WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally his wife IsaacIsaac Voteau VoteauIsaac Voteau , John Butler and BetsyBetsy his wife
John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias WhitesidesWhitesides Mitchel HattonMitchell Hatton and Ann his wife Michael SanfordMichael Sanford and
TheresaTheresa his wife John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias WhitesidesWhitesides and LucindaLucinda Whiteset alias WhitesidesWhitesides that they
be and appear before the Judge of Our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at
the city of St LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the fourth Monday in July next
then and there to answer unto LorindaLorinda a free girl of color who is permitted by the court to
sue by Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark her next friend as a poor person of a plea of trespass to the damage
of said plaintiff of five hundred dollars, and have you then there this writ.

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our Court
at office this second day of June 1825

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Served this writ on IsaacIsaac
on the ninth day of July 1823 by reading it to him.

On Michael Sandford &
his wife in the city of St LouisSt Louis
by reading the same to them
on the 6th of the same month
The other defendants named
in this writ, are not found
in my County neither have
they a place of abode in my
County to me, at
a copy hereof
9th 1823

John KJohn K Walker . WalkerJohn K Walker

Service 12 non est $ 3:00
6:00
$9:00

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November Term

And now on this day come Lori PettibonePettibone at of
Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone deceased and Michael Landford and
his wife and say that they are not guilty of said sup-
posed several trespasses & grievances & wrongs above laid to
their charge and of this they put themselves upon the
Country &c.

J SpaldingJ Spalding Atty

filed Nov 29th 1826

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

No.11

LorindaLorinda
vs
RufusRufus Pettibone PettiboneRufus Pettibone et al

The within is a Counterpart of the
writ issued to the Sheriff of the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis2nd June 1825

Archd GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

Shff Brocks fees $2.00 To Franklin

Robt Brock Shff

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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Ss

The State of MissouriMissouri

To The Sheriff of the County of FranklinCounty of Franklin
Greeting

We Command you to summon John Butler and BetsyBetsy his wife impleaded with
Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone , Charles BCharles B Hatton . HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his wife OwenOwen Wingfield WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally his wife
IsaacIsaac Voteau VoteauIsaac Voteau John WhitsetJohn Whitset aliasWhitesidesWhitesides MitchelMitchell Hatton HattonMitchell Hatton and Ann his wife MichaelMichael Sanford
SanfordMichael Sanford and TheresaTheresa his wife John Whiteset alias WhitesidesWhitesides and LucindaLucinda Whitesetalias
WhitesidesWhitesides that they be and appear before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next
Term thereof to be held at the City of Saint LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
on the Fourth Monday in July next then and there to answer unto LorindaLorinda a free
Girl of color who is permitted by the court to sue by Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark her next friend
as a poor person of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiff of five hundred
dollars andhaveyou then there this writ

Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our Court
at office this second day of June One Thousand eight hundred and twenty five

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed the withinwrit on John Butler and ElizabethElizabeth
Butler his wife in Newport BeouffTownship FranklinFranklin County
CountyFranklin Countyby reading the same to them and in their
hearing on the 14 th day of June 1825

RobtRobt Brock Shff

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of Saint LouisSt Louis County....Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to Summon Robt Musick David Musick
Daniel Applegate MelMel Musick MusickMel Musick James RichardsonJames Richardson
J. B C LucasLucas
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our
Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the twenty ninth day of November at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there
to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our said court, wherein
LorindaLorinda is plaintiff, and
RR Pettibone PettiboneR Pettibone is defendant, on the part of the
Defendant have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this writ Oct 21 1825 on David Musick, Musick
and James RichardsonJames Richardson by reading to then the same

RR Simpson SimpsonR Simpson Shff

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Executed this writ Oct 20onJ B CLucasLucas by reading to him the same
Executed the withinsubpoena on Robert MusickRobert Musick
by reading the same to him this 3rd Nov 1826
DanlDaniel Applegate ApplegateDaniel Applegate not found

JamesJames C Musick D Shff
for R SimpsonR Simpson Shff

Fees $2.62
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November Term 1826

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court LorindaLorinda
vs
RR Pettibone PettiboneR Pettibone

For
RobtRobert Musick Musick
David MusickRobert Musick
Daniel Applegate
MelMel Musick MusickMel Musick
JasJas Richardson RichardsonJas Richardson
J B C LucasLucas
for
Defendant

29th November 1826

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St CharlesSt Charles CountyGreeting:

You are hereby commanded to Summon Rufus EastonRufus Easton
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , on the 29th day of November instant at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify
and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our said court, wherein LorindaLorinda
is plaintiff, and Levi Pettibone administra
tor of Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone is defendant, on the part of the defendant and
have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 22d day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six

Archd GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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St LouisSt Louis Cricuit Court
Lorinda
vs
adm of R PettiboneR Pettibone
Subpoena
for
Rufus EastonRufus Easton
for defendant
29 Novr.

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not served for want of Time
14th December 1826

W.L. Mills Shff

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St Louis County...Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to Summon Robert MusickRobert Musick -David Musick
Daniel ApplegateDaniel Applegate Mel MusickMel Musick James RichardsonJames Richardson
John BJohn B .C LucasLucas

that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our
Circuit CourtCircuit Court , forthwith at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there
to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our said court, wherein

LorindaLorinda is plaintiff, and RufusRufus
Pettibone's Administrator is defendant, on the part of the
defendant and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 21st day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July Term 1826


LorindaLorinda
vs
R Pettibones Adm

for
RobtRobert Musick Musick
David MusickRobert Musick
Daniel Applegate
Mel MusickMel Musick
James RichardsonJames Richardson
J B C LucasLucas
for
defendant,

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The State of MissouriMissouri,
County Of St. LouisSt Louis,
sct.

To the Sheriff of said countyâGreeting:

We command you to attach Elias MetzElias Metz & JasJas Richardson RichardsonJas Richardson
if they may be found within your bailiwick, and bring them forth
with before the judge of our circuit court, now sitting at the city of StSt Louis.
LouisSt Louis, within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, then there to answer
unto the State of MissouriMissouri, touching a certain contempt by them com
mitted, in not attending as a witness in a case of LorindaLorinda
plaintiff, and of RufusRufus Pettibone
PettiboneRufus Pettibone is defendant, on the part of the Plaintiff
after being legally summoned by the sheriff of the said
county, and have you then there this writ.

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Witness A GambleArchibald Gamble clerk of our said court
at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 30th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six
and of our independence the

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Peter Peter
Peter Peter
Peter & Paul
& Paul
3636.960000
17.76.96.000
3636360
36.36300
32.36.3000
32.01.3000

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March 1826

LorindaLorinda
vsPettibones adm

for Elias MetzElias Metz
James RichardsonJames Richardson
attachment

Jn K WalkerJohn K Walker
Shff fees

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