Louisa vs. Sanford Calvert
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No 75

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1831

LouisaLouisa
vs

Filed 9th November 1831

ArchArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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To the Honorable WilliamWilliam C.CarrCarr
judge of the circuitcourt of St. Louis
County

YourpetitionerLouisaLouisa a girl of
color aged years by her next friend
SilasSilas L Duval LSilas L Duval .DuvalSilas L Duval to your honor
that she was born in the state of VirginiaVirginia
andabout two years last March was given
by SilasSilas L Duval LSilas L Duval DuvalSilas L Duval tooneLafordCulvert
who married his daughter that is
after or in a few weeks the SanfordSanford Culvert
CulvertSanford Culvert
took the petitioner to in the
state of IllinoisIllinois where she resided with
the said Culvertuntilovermonth
when he the said Culvertbought your
petitioner to the city of St LouisSt Louis state of
MissouriMissouri where she has sinceyour
petitioner being advised that then
fails in to the to freedom and that she
is unlawfully held in slavery by the
SanfordSanford prays she may for
Culvertpraysthatshe to establish her right to freedom

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and that your will the a
orders to your petitioner for
from the vindication of this court

LouisaLouisa a girl of color by
her best friendSilasSilas L Duvall LSilas L Duvall DuvallSilas L Duvall
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St. Louis County, to writ; the above named Silas LSilas L Duvall . DuvallSilas L Duvall
personally appeared before me and made that the Statement
made in the above petition is true to the best of his knowledge
and belief

Silas L.

Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 7th day of November A. D. 1831

PatrickPatrick Walsh WalshPatrick Walsh
Justice of the Peace
St. Louis County
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State of MissouriMissouri
Third Judicial Circuit sct.

The above named LouisaLouisa who petitions by her
nextfriendSilas L DuvalSilas L Duval is hereby permittedto institute
suit to her right to freedom on the
foregoing petition as a poor peron and for that
purpose> G. F. Esquire is hereby assigned to her as
counsel It is furthermore ordered that the said petitioner
have reasonable liberty to all her counsel & the court, when
occasion may require and that she shall
not be taken or removed out of the jurisdiction of the court
nor subject to any severityon account of her application for .

Given under my hand this
7. November 1831.

C.

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St. LouisSt Louiscounty to wit. LouisaLouisa a girl
of color on who by
on of the court by hernextfriend
SilasSilas L Duvall LSilas L Duvall DuvallSilas L Duvall complains of
SanfordSanford of a plea of trespass
for that the said SanfordSanford
to on the first day of October in the year 1831 with force and
arms made an assaultupon the
said LouisaLouisa to wit at the county
of St. LouisSt Louis and then and there beat
bruised and illtreated the said LouisaLouisa
and then and there imprisonedher
the said LouisaLouisa and left and
obtained her in prisontherewithout
anyreasonable or probable cause whatsoever
for a long time to wit for the
space of four weeks then next
following, contrarytolaw and of against
the will of the said LouisaLouisa and the
said LouisaLouisa avers that you and the
of thecommitting the aforesaid
grievancesshewas and still is a free

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person and that the defendant SanfordSanford Culvert
CulvertSanford Culvert then held and detainted her and
stillholds and detains her in slavery
and other wrongs to the said LouisaLouisa then
and there did against the and
dignity of the State and to the damage
of the said LouisaLouisa five hundred dollars
and then for brings suit

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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis ss.

To the Sheriff of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis Greeting

We commanded you to Summon Sanford CalvertSanford Calvert that he be and
appear before the Judge of our Circuit court at the next term
thereof to be held at the city of St. LouisSt Louis within and for the CountyCounty of Saint Louis
of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the fourth Monday of November instant then
and there to answer unto LouisaLouisa a girl of color an infant who
sues by permission of the court by her next friend SilasSilas L Duvall LSilas L Duvall DuvallSilas L Duvall
of a plea of trespass to the damage of the said LouisaLouisa five hundred
dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at office this Ninth day of November One thousand Eight Hundred and thirty one

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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(Copy of the Order of the Judge as on the petition of LouisaLouisa )

State of MissouriMissouri
Third Judicial Circuit Sct

The above named Lousia who petitions by her next friend SilasSilas L Duval
LSilas L Duval DuvalSilas L Duval is permitted to institute suit to establish her right to freedom on the foregoing
petition as a poor person and for that purpose G.F.Strother Esquire is hereby assigned to her as
counsel- It is furthermore ordered that the said petitioner have reasonable liberty to attend
her counsel & the court when occasion may require and that she shall not be taken or removed
out of the Jurisdiction of the court nor be subject to any severity on account of her application
for freedom.

Given under my hand this 7. November 1831

WillWill C.CarrCarr

A true copy of the order

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ by reading it and
the declaration to him the Defendant in the City ofCity of St Louis
St LouisCity of St Louis on the 9th Nov 1831. I also
read to him the above copy of the
order of the C.CarrCarr Judge
of the Cict Court . on the same day

Jno K WalkerJohn K Walker
by BrothertonBrotherton

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No 75

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1831

LouisaLouisa a girl
of color
vs
SanfordSanford

This is an action
of assault and battery
and false imprisonment for freedom
the
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G.

Filed 9th November 1831

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
3r Judicial Circuit
Nov. term A D 1831

SanfordSanford Culvert CulvertSanford Culvert
vs
LouisaLouisa

And the said comes & defends
the force & injury when
& says that he is not guilty
of the said supposed trespass above laid to his charge
or anypast thereof in manner & form on the said
ptff hath above thereof complained against
him & thus he puts himself upon the county,
&

Bates L Allen p..

filed Decr 1st 1831

A G

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No 75

Nov. Term 1831

LouisaLouisa
vs
SanfordSanford Calvert CalvertSanford Calvert
plea of

filed Decr 1st 1831

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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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 John CalvertJohn Calvert
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the Twelfth day of April next 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 LouisaLouisa is
plaintiff, and Sandford CalvertSanford Calvert 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 Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Executed this
writ on JohnJohn Calvert
CalvertJohn Calvert on
the 17th March 1832

Jn. K. Walker
plff

505
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March Term 1832

LouisaLouisa
vs
Sanford CalvertSanford Calvert
for defendant,

JohnJohn Calvert CalvertJohn Calvert

on 12th april

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

To the Sheriff of Saint LouisSt Louis County---Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Silas L Duval - Henry H Duval
William KellyWilliam Kelly & Lanslot Calvert
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 12th day of April 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 LouisaLouisa is
plaintiff, and Sandford CalvertSanford Calvert is defendant,
on the part of the plaintiff; 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 17th day of March in the year of our Lod one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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March Term 1832

LouisaLouisa
vs
Sanford CalvertSanford Calvert

for plff

Silas L Duval

Henry H Duval

William KellyWilliam Kelly

Lanslot Calvert

on 12th april

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Executed this writ on Silas LSilas L Duval Duval &
Henry H DuvalSilas L Duval 20th on William KellyWilliam Kelly 24
on LanslotCalvert26th of March 1832
in St. Louis County

John KJohn K Walker WalkerJohn K Walker plff
by

Service $ 2.00
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County Of St. LouisSt LouisSct.
State of Missoui,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You Are Hereby Commanded To Summon Jeremiah Willington
Daw Busby
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he 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 toify and the truth to say in a certain matter of
controversy now pending in our said Court, wherein LouisaLouisa is
plaintiff, and Sanford CalvertSanford Calvert
is defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
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 2nd day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Served this writ
on David Busby
on 2nd May 1832

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March 1832

LouisaLouisa
vs
SanfordSanford Calvert CalvertSanford Calvert

for

Willington
Dan Busby
for forthwith

for plff
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Served this writ on D. Busby
2nd and Jerh. Willington on 3rd May 1832 in the City ofCity of St Louis St. LouisCity of St Louis.

JnJohn K Walker . KJohn K Walker .WalkerJohn K Walker

$1.00
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State Of MissouriMissouri,
County Of St. LouisSt Louis,
Sct.

To The Sheriff Of Said County....Greeting:

We command you to attach Wm. Kelly
if he may be found within your bailiwick, and bring him forthwith before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now sitting at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, then and
there to answer unto the state of MissouriMissouri, touching a certain contempt by him committed, in not
attending as a witness in a case of LouisaLouisa is
plaintiff, and SanfordSanford Calvert -CalvertSanford Calvert
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, Achibald Gamble, Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this second day ofMay in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and 33, and of our Independence the

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk Clerk C.C.

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Executed
& have the
body of WmWilliam Kelly .
KellyWilliam Kelly in court
3rd May 1832

JnJohn K Walker . KJohn K Walker
WalkerJohn K Walker

$1.00
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LouisaLouisa
vs
SanfordSanford Calvert CalvertSanford Calvert

for

WmWilliam Kelly KellyWilliam Kelly
attachment

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County Of St. LouisSt LouisSct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You Are Hereby Commanded To Summon John CalvertJohn Calvert
that setting aside
all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the Third day of August next
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 LouisaLouisa
is plaintiff, and Sandford CalvertSanford Calvert
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 29th day ofJune in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July Term 1832

LouisaLouisa
vs
Sandford CalvertSanford Calvert
for defendant

John CalvertJohn Calvert

3rd August

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Executed this writ on John CalvertJohn Calvert
in the city of St. LouisSt Louis on th3d day of July 1832

John KJohn K Walker WalkerJohn K Walker shff

by J. BrothertonJames Brotherton

Service 50 cts
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County Of St. LouisSt LouisSct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You Are Hereby Commanded To Summon Jeremiah Willington Daniel BusbyDaniel Busby
Silas S Duval - Henry H Duval - William KellyWilliam Kelly and
Launcelot CalvertLauncelot Calvert
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 Third day of August next
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 LouisaLouisa is
plaintiff, and Sanford CalvertSanford Calvert
is defendant, on the part of the plaintiff
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 29th day ofJune in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July Term 1832

LouisaLouisa
vs
SandfordSanford Calvert CalvertSanford Calvert

for plaintiff

Jerh. Willington 3

DanielDaniel Busby BusbyDaniel Busby 15

SilasSilas L Duval LSilas L Duval DuvalSilas L Duval 7

HenryHenry H 1st

William KellyWilliam Kelly

LauncelotLauncelot Calvert CalvertLauncelot Calvert 31

on 3rd august

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Served this writ on Jerh. Willington
on the 3rd July on SilasDuval on the
7th on DanielDaniel Busby BusbyDaniel Busby 19th& on LauncelotLauncelot Calvert
CalvertLauncelot Calvert on the 31 month
& on Henry HDuval on the 14th Augt 1832WmgKelly not served

$ 250 1 $ 2.62.72