Marcelline, Adolphe, and Maria, infants v. Marie P. Ladue
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No 49 & 50 of Nov 1833

Petition of
& marcelline infants
G & their
next friend for permission
to sue as poor persons
for their

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To the Honble WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Judge of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court for the Third Judicial Circuit of the StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri

The petition of AdolpheAdolphe , marcelline
and MariaMaria Minor under the age of 21 years G
Charles D. St their next friend respectifully show
the that they are the children of LouisaLouisa vincent a women
of color that they were born at St LouisSt Louis in this State, that
at the time of their birth, thier said mother was a
slave, the property of the widow & of
Vincent, Bouis . That in the year 1829
Your petitioners were sold at public sale by order
of the County CourtCircuit Court of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis &
purchased, by one Joshna Pahlen, who took
them to his residence in the State of IllinoisIllinois
where they remained in his service from one
year to fifteen months, that said PahlenPahlen died
about three or four months , that recently
your petitioners returned to this State and since
their return have been claimed and held as
slaves by marie P. Leone Esp the administrator
of said PahlenPahlen a authority over them as a part
of the property belonging to the estate of said PahlenPahlen
and your petitioners pray that they may be permitted to bring suit, by their next friend Charles D
strain, under the laws of this State as poor persons
against said league for their freedom and
your petitioners will ever pray.

AdolpheAdolphe
marcellineMariaMaria
G Charles D. S
their next friend

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The within named minor AdolpheAdolphe , marcelline and
maria on the within petition, are hereby permitted to
sue by thin next friend Charles D. , as poor persons
to establish then right to freedom, to the
provisions of the Statute in such case made and
provided and arthur L magrins is hereby assigned
as their Counel. and it i ordered that the said
soolphe, Mareelline, and MariaMaria have reasonable liberty
of attending the Curt & their Counel, when occasion
may require, and that they be nor removed
put of the jurisdiction of thi Court during the pendency
of thi suit, or be subjected by reason thereof
to any seventy. Given under my hand this 3d day of October 1833.

WillWill C. CarrCarr

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No 49

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1833

AdolpheAdolphe vincent
D. St. his
next friend
vs
M. P.

Thi is an action of
trespass
Damages $100

Set a summons
magrins
for plff

Filed 4th October 1831

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ on MaryMary P
by offering to read it &
the declaration to him to together with the
copy of the arduo of the judge of the court
all of which he refused to hears saying
he perfectly understood the contents of the
same & and acknowledged the of
same in the city of St. Loui on the fourth day of October 1833

John KJohn K Shff

by J. BrothertonJames Brotherton DShff

$1.00
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
solicit

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1833

Adolphe VincentAdolphe Vincent an infant
under the age of 21 years by Charles D. St VrainCharles D St Vrain his
next friend, complains of Marie P. Sedue of
a plea of trespass for that whereas the said AdolpheAdolphe
before and since the Commission of the trespasses herein
after mentioned, by the said Sedue court on the
first day of June in the year 1833 at St LouisSt Louis
court at the County aforesaid, was and state is a
free person, and the said Sedue The having been on the
day and year cash aforesaid at the county aforesaid
and state being a free person did then, another day &
year last aforesaid and state doth hold him the
said AdolpheAdolphe in slavery and for that the said
Sedue on the day and year last aforesaid at
the county aforesaid with force and army an assault
upon him the said AdolpheAdolphe did make and then
and there heat praised still heated him the said AdolpheAdolphe
keptunclear> & detained him in prison there, without any reasonable
or probable, Cause whatsoever for a long space of time
court from the day and year last aforesaid until the
commencement of this cuit contrary to the Louis of
this land and against the will of him the said AdolpheAdolphe

wrong to him the said AdolpheAdolphe then and there
did to the damage of the said AdolpheAdolphe of one hundred
dollars & therefore he brings his said &c.

GCharles D. St VrainCharles D St Vrain her next friend
magrins attorney

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

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

We command you to Summon Marie P Sedue 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 county of Saint LouisSt Louis on the fourth Monday of November next
then and there to answer unto Adolphe VincentAdolphe Vincent an in infant under the age of 21
years who by Charles D. St VrainCharles D St Vrain his next friend of a plea of trespass to the damage of
the said AdolpheAdolphe of one hundred dollars and have you then there this writ.

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said circuit court at
office this fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Copy of the order of the Judge endorsed on the petition of the plaintiffs

The Witness named minors Adolphe Marcelline, and MariaMaria on the within petitioners
hereby permitted to sue by their next friend Charles D. St VrainCharles D St Vrain , as poor persons
to establish their right to freedom, agreeably to the provisions of the statute in such
case made and provided and Arthur L MagenisArthur L Magenis is hereby assigned as their
council, and it is ordered that the said Adolphe Marceline and MariaMaria , have reasonable
liberty of attending the court & their counsel, when occasion may require, and that
they be not removed out of the jurisdiction of this court during the pendency of this
suit or be subjected by reason thereof to any seventy. Given under my hand this
3rd day of October 1833

WillWill C carr

We above is a true copy of the order of the judge in that behalf

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Adolphe VincentAdolphe Vincent
vs
Mari P ledue
pleas

And the aid M. P. ledue &
defend the wrong when and
that he did not intendendt is not guilty of the
above laid to his charge in manner
& form as the said AdolpheAdolphe ha in
acclaiming allegea againt him, and
of this he puts himselfbefore the County

Bates

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And for a further plea in this
behalf the said defendant says that
the said plaintiff is a large without
this that the said plaintiff is a free person
in the declaration is above supposed. And
of thi he puts himself before the county

. BatesBates

filed Nov 26 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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Non suitBook 7 202 set aside218

Verdict & judge Damage 7 326

Fee bill 140

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No 49

Novr. Term 1833

Adolph vincent
vs
M. P. ledue

pleas

1. not guilty

2. plaintiff not fee

filed Nov 26th 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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

To any Judge of Juristice of the Peace of The State ofIllinois
IllinoisIllinois
--Greeting.

We, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do require and command you that you cause
to come before you such person or psersons as shall be named to you by Adolph Vincent by the next friend of MaryMary P
Ladue attorney or agent, and him or them examine upon
his, her or their corporal oath (to be by you admistered) touching their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain matter
of controversy, now pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, wherein Adolph Vincent by his
next friend plaintiff and MaryMary P Ladue is
defendnat on the part of the plaintiff and having so reduced the said depositions so taken by
you as aforesaid into writing, you are required to send the same, together with this commission, enclosed under your seal, to our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hudnred and thirty-four.

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Filed & opened 6 November 1844

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

(for plff)
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To the of Circuit CourtCircuit Court St Louis County
St LouisSt Louis MissouriMissouri

adolpheVincentVincent
vs
P Ladue


for the Court

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State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
Hancock County

Deposition of Witness produced, sworn & examined at Curth ago in
the County ofCounty of Hancock HancockCounty of Hancock and State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois before me
S To command an acting justice of the peace in & for the County
& state aforeaid in a certain caue, now depending in the
St LouisSt LouisCicuit CourtCircut Court for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis & state
of MissouriMissouri between AdolpheAdolphe vincent an in fant of Colen by
his next friend vsMarie PMarie P Ledue LedueMarie P Ledue Defendant on the part of
the said Aoolphe VincentVincent plantiff

I save land of Lawful
ago being produceed sworn & examined on the part of the plantiff in the above case. Doposeth & says that he believes
that the above named AdolpheAdolphe vincent infant of color
was generally with his mother LouisaLouisa vincent when he
saw her residing at Fort Edwards in HancockHancock Co, Ills, and
therefore belives the aforesaid infant residence to he
identified with his mother LouiseLouise vincent residence
at the place aforesaid, and further thi deponant saith
not
I garland
I Eleam S freeman an acting justice of the peace
in & for the County of HancockCounty of Hancock & state of IllinoisIllinois
hen by certify that saveGarlandGarland . the Deponant, was by me sworn
to testify thewholetruth of his knowledge touching the matter
in controversy in the caue aforesaid; that was examined,
and his examination reduced to writing and
subscribed by said Deponant in my presenceon
the twenty eight day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty four, be between the hours
of 12 O clock noon and 5 o clock afternoon same
day in the county of HancockHancock & State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
at the office of HesleyWilliamsWilliams in further go
given & certified the 28th day of October 1834

. . G. P.

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I Eleem G Freeman an acting Justice of the peace within and
for the CountyCounty Hancock of HancockCounty Hancock. & StateIllinois of IllinoisIllinois do certify that in
pursuance of the within commission and notice came before me
at the office of WesleyWesley Williams WilliamsWesley Williams in CarthageCarthage in the County
& State last aforesaid I save GarlandGarland who was there by MO
sworn and examined & such examination reduced to
writing and subscribed by time in my presence and
his said Deposition is now herewith returned Given
at the office of Wesly WilliamsWilliams in Carthaye in the
county of HancockHancock in the state of IllinoisIllinois this
twenty eight day of October in the year eighteen hundred and thirty four,

S
G P

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State Of IllinoisIllinois,
Hancock County.
Ss.

I, Wesley WilliamsWesley Williams Clerk of the County Commissioner's Court of said County, do
hereby certify That Eleem G Freeman whose name appears
to the foregoing certificate, was, on the day of the date thereof, an acting Justice of the
Peace, in and for said County, regularly commissioned, and qualified, as appears of record,
and that as such, full faith and credit are, and of right ought to be given to all his official acts.

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In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto affixed the seal of
said Court at CarthageCarthage, in the County aforesaid, the
Twenty Eight day of October A. D. 1834

Wesley WilliamsWesley Williams

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

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County,
âGreeting.

We command you to attach Pierre ChouteauPierre Chouteau Jr JrPierre Chouteau Jr
by his body and him safety keep, so that you have his body before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,
forthwith 183 then and there to testify and the truth to say in a
certain matter of controversy, now pending in our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between AdolpheAdolphe
is plaintiff and P Sedue
defendant wherein the said ChouteauChouteau has
heretofore been summoned on the part of the said Dependant

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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 ninth day of Dec in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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AdolpheAdolphe
vs
M PM P Ledue LedueM P Ledue
attachment
for

M
P.

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Executed thi writ and have the body
of P C Choutrau in open Court
10th Decr 1834


BrothertonBrotherton shff

$1.00 paid & paid to
Clerk