Milly v. Wiley Williams
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To the HonWilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Judge of the Circuit
Court of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
April 22d 1833.

Your Petitioner MillyMilly represents
to your Honor that she was born in the State of
MarylandMaryland the property of one Lee. That she was sold
to MosesBigby and by him taken to the State ofOhio
OhioOhio, about fifteen years ago That she was by the said
Moses Bigby detained in the State of OhioOhio
about fifteen months - Thatshewas held in Slavery
by WilleyWilliamsWilliams in the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis and StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri, when she is advised& beleves she is
entitled to her Freedom - Therefore your petitioner
prays she may be permitted to sue as a poor person to estab
lish her right thereto and that such other and further
order may be made in the premises as the Law directs
and as may seemmeet & proper to your Honor

MillyMilly her Mark

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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis State of MissouriMissouri, Let this
day personally appeared before me WilsonWilson Primm
a Justice of the peace for the County and State aforesaid
MillyMilly the above Petitioner who being duly sworn
say that the facts set out in the forgoingpetition
are true to the best of her knowledge and belief

Sworn to & subscribed this
22d day of April 1833

WilsonWilson Primm Justice
of the Peace St. Louis County

MillyMilly her mark

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State of MissouriMissouri
Judicial Circuit

The within named MillyMilly
is permited to sue as a poor person on the within
petition to establish her freedom and the clerk
of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of Saint LouisSt Louis County is hereby
directed to issue the necessary process thereon for this
purpose - is hereby assigned
as her Counsel - it is moreoverorderedthat the
petitioner have reasonable liberty to attend her
Counsel and the Court when occasion may require
and than the Petitioner shall not be taken or
removedout of the jurisdiction of the Court nor be
subject to any severity because of her application for
freedom.

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Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court March Term 1833 Tuesday 23d April 1833

Stephen WStephen W Foreman Esquire presents to the Court the petition of MillyMilly (a woman of
color praying that she may be permitted to institute suit against Willy Williams for Establishing
her right to freedom and that she may be permitted to institutesuit as a poor person
thereupon the court permit the said MillyMilly to sue as
aforesaid and direct that an action of assault & battery
and false imprisonment be brought in the name of the
said MillyMilly and assign the said StephenStephen W WStephen W Foreman as
her counsel and it is ordered by the Court that the said
Willy Williams permit the said MillyMilly to have a
reasonable liberty of attending her counsel and the
court when occasion may require it and that the
said petition shall not be taken or removed out of
the Jurisdiction of this court or be subjected to any
severity of treatment on account of her said application
for freedom

A true copy of the order

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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MilleyMilley
vs
Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams

Petition filed
April 23rd 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk

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Ref not found-

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No 28
July Term 1833
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

MilleyMilley
vs
Wiley Williams

Milley
vs
WileyWiley Williams WilliamsWiley Williams

This is a suit for
freedom by leave of the Court

Foreman
atty

filed April 23rd 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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Wiley WilliamsWiley Williams not found in my
county 6th July 1833

.50

Jno K Williams
shff

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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County
CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court TermJuly Term 1833-

MillyMilly by her attorney complains
of WileyWiley Williams WilliamsWiley Williams of a plea of trespass
Assault and battery & false imprisonment
For that the said WileyWiley Williams WilliamsWiley Williams on the twenty second day of April Eighteen hundred and thirty three with force andarms made
an assault upon the said MilleyMilley to wit at
the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis and State of MissouriMissouri
and then and there beatbruised and ill treated
her the said MilleyMilley and kept and detained her
in prison there without any resonable
or probable cause for a long space of time
to wit: for the space of twelve hours then
next following; and nevertheless the said MilleyMilley
avers that before and at the time of committing the said grievances she was and still
is a free person and that the defendant
held and detained her and still holds &
detains her in slavery contrary to the law
of the land and against the will of the said
MillyMilly ; and other wrongs to said MillyMilly then
and there did to the great damage of the
said MillyMilly , wherefore she says she is injured and hath sustained damage in the sum
of five hundred dollars therfore she sues
& C.

F W Foreman
Atty

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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louisss

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

We command you to summon WileyWiley Williams WilliamsWiley Williams that he be and
appear before the Judge of our Circuit court at the next July term
thereof to be held at the city of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county of
Saint LouisSt Louis on the fourth Monday of July next then and there to
answer into MillyMilly of a plea of trespassassault and battery and false
Imprisonment wherefore she says she is injured and hath sustained
damage in the sum of five hundred dollars and have you then
there this writ.

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk of our said
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at office this twenty third day of April one thousand eight Hundred and thirty three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk