Milly, a woman of color vs. Wiley Williams
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State of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCircuit Court

Circuit CourtCircuit CourtJuly Term. 1829.

MillyMilly , by her attorney, Jno. C.EdwardsEdwards ,
complains of Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams of a plea of
trespass: For that the said WileyWiley Williams WilliamsWiley Williams ,
on the 23rd. day of June, 1829, with force
and arms, made an assault upon the said
Miley, to wit, at the county of St. LouisSt Louis & State of MissouriMissouri, and then and there beat
bruised, and iii treated her, the said MillyMilly ,
and kept and detained her in prison there,
without any reasonable or probable cause,
for a long time, to wit for the space
of twelve hours then next following, &
nevertheless the said MillyMilly overs that before
and at the time of committing the grievance
she was and still is a free person, and
that the defendant held and detained
her and still holds and detains her in
slavery, countrary to the law of the land
and against the will of the said MillyMilly .
And other wrongs to the said MillyMilly then
and there did to the great damage of
the said MillyMilly ; wherefore the said
MillyMilly saith she is injured and hath
sustained damages the amount of
five hundred dollars; and there
fore she brings her suit .

Filed 26th June 1829
ArchArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

Jno. C.. EdwardsEdwards .
Att. for pltff.

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MillyMilly
vs
WilliamsWilliams

Declaration

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County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisSs.

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of the county of St. LouisSt Louis
Greeting

We command you to summon Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams 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 MillyMilly of a plea of trespassto the
damagewherefore the said MillyMilly saith she is injured and
hath sustained damages_ the amount of five hundred dollars
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Court at office this Twenty sixth day of June in the Year One thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine.

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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The hon. Wm. C. CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit
Court of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis and State ofMissouri
MissouriMissouri. June 23rd, 1829.

Your petitioner, MillyMilly , represents to
your honour that she was born in the State
of MarylandMaryland the property of one Lee; that
she was sold to Moses Bigsby, and by him
taken to the State ofOhio OhioOhio about fifteen years
ago: that she was by the said Moses Bigsby, de
tained in the State ofOhio OhioOhio about fifteen months: that she is now hold in sloavery by Wi_
ley WilliamsWilliams in the county of St. LouisSt Louis, and
State of Mossouri, when she is advised and be_
lieves she is entitled to her freedom. Therefore
your petitioner prays that she may be permitted
to sue as a poor person to establish her right
thereto, and that such other and further orders
may be made in the premises as the law di_
rects
and as may seem meet and proper to
your honour.

MillyMilly

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County of St.LouisCounty of St Louis, State of MissouriMissouri, Sct. This day
personally appeared before me a
Justice of the Peace for the County and State
aforesaid, MillyMilly , the above petitioner, who, being
duly sworn, says that the fact set out in the fore_
giving petion are true to the best of her knowledge.

MillyMilly

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Sworn to and subscribed this 23rd June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.

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State of MissouriMissouri
Third Judicial Circuit Towit

The within named MillyMilly is permitted to sue
as poor person on the within petition to establish
her freedom & the clerk of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
of St. Louis County is hereby directed to hear
the trespass herein for that pur
-pose -and John C.EdwardsEdwards Esquire
is hereby asigned as her counsel. It is
moreover ordered that the petitionee have
reasonable to allow her counsel
and the court when occures may require
and that the petitioner shall not be taken
or removed out of the jurisdiction of the
court nor be subject to any severity because
of her application for freedom.

Given under my hand at My
chambers this 25 of June 1829.

WillWill . C. CarrCarr
Judge of 3. Circuit

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No 39

St.Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1829

MillyMilly
vs
WilliamsWilliams

Petition to sue in forma pauperis

Filed 26th June 1829

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams not found in my county

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The State of MissouriMissouri

County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis, Ss.

To the Sheriff of the County of St.LouisCounty of St Louis
Greeting

We command you to summon Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams 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. LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
on the fourth Monday of November next then and there to answer
unto MillyMilly of a plea of trepass whereafore the said MillyMilly saith she
is injured and hath sustained damages to the amount of Five
Hundred Dollars and have you then there this writ.

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WitnessArchibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said Court
at office this Twenty second day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine.

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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The State of MissouriMissouri

County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis. ss.

To the Sheriff of Saint LouisSt Louis County
Greeting

We Command you as we have often heretofore commanded
you to summon Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams that he be and appear befor
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 March next then and there to answer
unto MillyMilly of a plea of trespasswherefore the said MillyMilly saith
she is injured and hath sustained damages to the amount of
Five Hundred dollars and have you then there this writ.

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Court at office this Twentieth day of February One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Willy Williams not found in my County
and not rumor within the town
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No 39 - 73

St.Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1829

MillyMilly
vs
Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams

alias summons
summoned
February 20th 1830
Returnable to month Term

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Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams not found in my county
Nov 7. 1829

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