Angelique, a free woman of color vs. John Reynolds
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Set

July Term 1828.

AngeliqueAngelique a free woman of Colour
who is permitted by the court to sue by
her next friend as a poorperson by her attorney CharlessCharless
assigned as counsel by the Court complains of
of John ReynoldsJohn Reynolds of a plea of Trespass for that the said defendant heretofore
to wit on the first day of January eighteen hundred and twenty eight with force and arms at the city of
unlawfully an assault did make upon the body
of said AngeliqueAngelique and then and there did beatbruise
and ill- treat her the said AngeliqueAngelique and then and there imprisoned
her said AngeliqueAngelique and kept and detained her in prison
without any Just or reasonable or probable cause whatsover
against the will of said AngeliqueAngelique and has ever since
kept and detained her said AngeliqueAngelique in prison and
still keeps and detains her in prison, without any reasonable
or probable cause, contrary to the laws of this state,
and the said plaintiff aver that before and as the
time of the committing of the said several grievances
she was and still is a free person and that the defendant
holds and detains her in slavery and the
said defendant other wrongs then and there did to her
said AngeliqueAngelique against the peace and dignity of the
state, wherefore the said AngeliqueAngelique says she
is injured and has sustained damages to the amount
of one hundred dollars and there- fore she sues

JosCharless Jr.Attyproquerente

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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

To the Sheriff of St Louis County greeting

We commanded you to summonJohn ReynoldsJohn Reynolds that he be and appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at
the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the Fourth monday
of July next then and there to answer unto AngeliqueAngelique a freewoman
of color of a plea of trespass Wherefore the said AngeliqueAngelique says sheis injured
and hath sustained damages to the amount of One Hundred dollars and
haveyouthen there this writ.

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Witness ArchibaldArchibald gamble Clerk of our said Court
at office this 4th day of April 1828

ArchibaldArchibald gamble Clerk

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No 10

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1828

AngeliqueAngelique
vs
John ReynoldsJohn Reynolds

This is an action of trespass
& false imprisonment
damages $ 100 Let a summons
issue

CharlessCharless Atty

Filed 4th April 1828

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

July 12 1828
John ReynoldsJohn Reynolds not found in
mycounty

R SimpsonR Simpson Shff