Louise Vincent, a woman of color v. Marie P. Ladue
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To the Honbl. WilliamWilliam C. CarrCarr Judge of the
Third Judicial Circuit for the State of MissouriMissouri

The petition of Louise VincentLouise Vincent
a Woman of Color aespectfully showeth
that she is about thirty years of age that she
was born a slave in the State of MissouriMissouri
the property of Autoine. BouisBouis deceased that
she coutinued to live as a slave with the
Widow suffering of said BouisBouis after his death
until the year 1829 when she was sold at
public sale and purchased by one Joshua
Pahlin, she & her three children, Adalphe
MarcellineMarcelline and MariaMaria for the sum of seven hundred fifty dollars. That some
time after she & the children were bought by
said Pahlin, he took them to the state
of IllinoisIllinois where he resides, and they there
remained with him for about the space
of fifteen month. That said Pahein
died about three or four months since that
recently your petitioner returned to this State
and since her return has been claimed and
held as a slave by marie P. Ledue esp the
administrator of said Pahlin. The said
Ledue Excusing authority over her as belonging
to the estate of said Pahlin. And
your petitioner prays your honor that
she may be permitted to bring suit under the
laws of this state as a poor person against
said Ledue for his freedom and your Petitioner
will pray.

LouiseLouise he Cincent
mark

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
ss.

Before me David Hough
a of the peace written & for said

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County personally appeared CharlesCharles
a white person and made oath that he
has known for many yearsLouise VincentLouise Vincent
a woman of color the within named petitioner,
that he was personally acquainted with said
Pahlin, diceased that he said said LouiseLouise living
with him in the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois during a
part of the time specified and that he truly believes the Statements made in said petition
are time.

Sworn and subscribed to before me this
26th day of September 1833.

D HoughD Hough Justice of the
peace County St LouisCounty St Louis

ChStVrain

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Petition of
Louise VincentLouise Vincent
a Woman of color
for Permission to the
for freedom

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The above named & LouiseLouise on the foregoing
petition is hereby permitted to see as a poor
person toestablishher right to freedom
agree ably to the proviions of the statute
an such case made & provided and
A. S. is hereby a
her counsel and it is ordered that
she said LouiseLouise have reasonable
liberty of attending the Court and her
counsel when occasion may require
it and that she be not removed out
of the jurisdiction of this court
during the pending of this suit
nor be subjected by reason thereof
in any severity - given under
my hand this 28th Sept 1833 -

WillWill . C. CarrCarr

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No 52

November Term 1833

Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
Mary PMarie P Ledue LedueMarie P Ledue
of JoshuaPahlin

Petition to sue for
freedom

filed Sept 28th 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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No 52

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1833

Louis VincentVincent
vs
MM P Ledue PM P Ledue LedueM P Ledue

This is an action of
trespass for
& false improsonment

Damage & 100

Set a Summons

MagrinsMagrins
for plff

filed 5th October 1833

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Served this writ an MM P Ledue P LedueM P Ledue on
the 7th October 1833. by offering to read
to him the writ & declaration which he
refused to hear we the City of St LouisCity of St Louis

John KJohn K Walker WalkerJohn K Walker Shff
JJames Brotherton BrothertonJames Brotherton DShff

Service $ 1.00
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Set

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
november Term 1833

Louis VincentVincent a woman
of Color by her attorney complains of marie P
Ledue of a plea of trespass for that whereas the
said Louis before and Since the commission of
the trespasseshereinafter mentioned by the said Ledue
towit on the first day of June in the year 1833 at
St LouisSt Louis towit at the County aforesaid was and was
hath been a free person and for that the said
Ledue she the said being a free person as aforesaid
on the day and your last aforesaid with
did hold and still goes hold her as a slave
force and arms at the County aforesaid & an assault
upon her the said Louis then and there did make
and then and there beat bruised and illtreatedher
the said Louis and then and there imprisoned her
the said Louis and kept and detained her in
prison there, without any resonable or probable
Cause whatsover for a long space of time towit
from the day and your last aforesaid until the commencement
of this suit Contary to the law of this
land and against the will of her the said
Louis and other wrongs to the said LouiseLouise then
and there did to the damage of the said
of one hundred dollars & thereof are she brings
her suit &

Magrnis
atty for plff

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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 F Sedue that he be and appear before the Judge of our CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at the nextterm thereof to be held at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the county of Saint LouisSt Louis on
the fourth monday of November next then and there to answer into LouiseLouise vericent a woman of color of
a ple of trespass to the damage of the said LouiseLouise of one hundred dollars and have you then
there these writ -

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court at
office this Fifth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and thirty three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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The following is a copy of the order of the hudge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri ordered on the petition
of LouiseLouise for permission is due to wit.

The above named LouiseLouise on the foregoing petition is hereby permitted to due as a poor person
to establish her right to freedom agreeably to the provisions of the statute in such case made
& provided and AA L Magenis LA L Magenis MagenisA L Magenis is hereby assigned as her counsel - and it is ordered that the said
Louis have reasonable liberty of attending the Court and her counsel when occasion may require
it and that the be not removed out of the Jurisdction of the court - during the pendency of this
suit nor be subjected to any - given under my hand this 28th sept 1833

WillWill CCarrCarr

A True Copy of the order of the Judge

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Louis VincentVincent
vs
MM P Ledue P LedueM P Ledue
pleas

And the said MM P Ledue P LedueM P Ledue byEEdward Bates BatesEdward Bates
his attorney comes & defends the wrong perjurywhen
he and says that he is not guilly of the trespass
above laid to his charge in manner & form
as the said Louis has above complained
against him and of this he puts himself upon
the Country

EEdward Bates BatesEdward Bates

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And for a further plea in this behalf
the said defendants says that the said Louis is
a slave without this that the said LouiseLouise
is a free person as in the declaration
is above supposed, and of this he puts
himself upon the country.

EEdward Bates BatesEdward Bates

filed nov 26th 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk

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No book 7 page 202218
& Judg for Damages 1 book 7 326

bill 140

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No. 52

November Term 1833

Louis Vicnent
vs
M. P. LedueM P Ledue

pleas

1. not guilty

2. plff not free

filed Nov 26th 1833

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon CharlesCharles D St Vrain D. St VrainCharles D St Vrain
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 seventeenth day ofAprilnext at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify and
the truth say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein LouisVincentVincent is plaintiff and
Marie P. Ledine is defendant on the
part of the plantiff 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 27th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Louis VincentVincent
vs
MM P Ledue PM P Ledue LedueM P Ledue

for

CharlesDVrains 27

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Excuted this writ in Charles D Vrain
in the city of StSt Louis. LouisSt Louis on the 27th day of march 1834

John KJohn K Wlaker

50 cts
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Set.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are herby commanded to Summon antoine
and
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 thirteenth day ofapril 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 LouiseLouise a woman of color is plaintiff and
MM P Ledue P LedueM P Ledue 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 of april in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A gamble

Clerk C.C.
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P. I. Farris
Solomon Little filed

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vs
M. I. Sedue
for

for

antoine 30

MM P Ledue PM P Ledue LedueM P Ledue 30

for the 30th apr for plff

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Excuted this writ on AntoineAntoine and
in the city of S LouisS Louis
April 30th 1834

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff
byIsaacIsaac Stone Dp

service $ 1.00
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Set.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are herby commanded to Summon PierrePierre Chouteau ChouteauPierre Chouteau In
JamesWells
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , tewntith day of
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 LouiseLouise Vincent VincentLouise Vincent a woman of color plaintiff and
MaryMarie P Ledue P LedueMarie P Ledue 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 30th day of april in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Lousia Vincent
vs
M V Ledue

for

P. Jr.

James M Wills

for
for deft
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Served this writ on
PPierre Chouteau . ChouteauPierre Chouteau & James
M. Wills on the 30th April 1834

Jno K WalkerJohn K Walker

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

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1834

Lousia Vincent a woman of color
suit for freedom
vs
M.SM S Ledue . LedueM S Ledue
AdolpheAdolphe by his next friend
CharlesCharles D V Vrain
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue
suit for freedom
MarcellineMarcelline by her next friend
Charles D.
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue
suit for freedom

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Personally appeared in open
Court Louisa VincentLouisa the said Plaintiff and made
oath, that same time since, as well as this affiant
can recollect about four years ago she was
purchased from her former owner Madane VincentVincent
Louisby G Joshna Pahlen, that at the
same time said PahlenPahlen also purchased from
said MadameBouisBouis the said AdolpheAdolphe and
said MarcellineMarcelline then and now minors who are
the children of her said louse, that some
time after she and her said children were purchased
by said PahlenPahlen as slaves for life

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In took her and her said children to the farm
of him said PahlenPahlen in the that of IllinoisIllinois, near
the Rapiol of the Des moins River, about the
distance of between two and three hundred
miles from the leity of St LouisSt Louis; that she resided
with said PahlenPahlen at his said farm in the
state of IllinoisIllinois as his slave and performing
for him menialservices as such, for the person
of four months during which time her said
children adolphe and marceline lived
with her on the farm of said PahlenPahlen
at the place aforesaid of
. This affiant as well as the
can recolect believes that it is about three
years since the resided on the fam of
said PahlenPahlen for four months. This affi
ant further states that, at different period
of time since the last mentioned date she
has lived as the servant and slave of said
PahlenPahlen , at on said farm
and also at the trading first of said Pah
len on the northern side of the des moins
River out of the limits of the state of mis-
souri and hespond the limits of any parti-
cular state, or territory of the United StatesUnited States. This affiant further states that prison
to the institution of the said suits in the name
of herself and her siad children against
the said Marie PMarie P Ledue . LedueMarie P Ledue she informed
her counsel arthur L. magrni that she
should be able to substantiate the facts

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above set forth by the testimony of Mr. Char
ler D. St Mrain that before applying to
the judge of the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for permission to being said said said
counsel called upon said St MrainSt Mrain to state
his knowledge relative to the fact of her
said accidence and that of her aforesaid
Children in the State of IllinoisIllinois and north
of the said River Des Moins as the slaves
and property of said pahlen that said
. St MrainSt Mrain made an affidavit in cetation
to the facts (which affidevit is now on fib
in this Court and which she prays was he
taken and read as a part of this statement
that she was informed by her said counsel
and believes the fact to be so that it was
upon the affidavit of said St MrainSt Mrain that
the judge of said Court made the order
permitting said suits to be brought against
said sedae. This affiant further state,
that said PahlenPahlen died about a year
and that as she has been informed and believes
administration of his Estate was granted
to said sedue by the county court of the
county at St LouisSt Louis and that on the return
of this affiant about Eight months since to St LouisSt Louis
said sedue as administrator of suid Pah-
len took possession of her and her said
children as slave the property of the Estate
of said Pahlem, and has continued to exercise
control and authority over her and them
since that time at slaves belonging to said

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to said Estate. This affiant further states
that she was informed by her said counsel
that the facts set forth in the said affi
davit of said St MrainSt Mrain were sufficient
if not contradicted to establish the claim
of herself and children to freedom and
that it was unnecessary to resort to other
proof. That affiant relied upon the le-
gal knowledge of her said counsel, and
that said St MrainSt Mrain would in giving testi
mony before the court and jury at the held
of said cause prove the same facts for
which he had made dath in his said affi-
davit, and in consequence thereof she did
not endeavor to obtain other evidence to main
tain the issue on her part. That your affi-
ant was wholey surprised to born that
the evidence of said St MrainSt Mrain materially
varied as given at the trial from the
affidavit previously made by him. And
this affiant further states that she verity
believes she can establish the fact of
her residence & that of her children form months coith said
PahlenPahlen as his slaves on said farm in
IllinoisIllinois, by the testimony of sames white
and his wife who than and affiant
believes now reside in the state of IllinoisIllinois
contiguons to said farm of said PahlenPahlen
that said white lived next neighter to said
PahlenPahlen during the time this affiant of her children resided
as his slaves in said state of IllinoisIllinois for

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said space of four months & also at other times
when she and her said children lived with said PahlenPahlen as his slaves, both
in IllinoisIllinois, and beyond the limits of the state
of missouri north of the Des Moins River.
This affiant further states that she verily
believes that she can obtain the testimony of said white
and his wife by the next term of this court
and also the testimony of other individuals,
(to the same effect) whose names are
at present to this affiant unknown
sworn to and subscribed

LouiseLouise her VincentVincent
mark

this 1st day of May 1834
in open court

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
M.SM S Ledue .LedueM S Ledue

Adolphe VincentAdolphe Vincent by
his next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

AdolpheAdolphe Vincent VincentAdolphe Vincent
by her next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

Affidavit
filed May 1st 1834

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
To wit

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1834

Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
MM P Ledue .PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue
action of trespass
suit for freedom
Adolphe VincentAdolphe Vincent by
his next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue . LedueM P Ledue
Action of trespass
suit for freedom
MarcellineMarcelline Vincent VincentMarcelline Vincent
by her next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue
action of Trespass
suit for freedom

Personally appeared in open
court arthurLmagrins and made oath that
he was employed as Counsel in said causes that
before the institution of said suits this affiant
had several conversations with Charles. D. St.
Vrain that said StSt Vrain VrainSt Vrain on the request of
affiant made an affidavit upon which
an order was obtained from the of this
court permitting said suits to be brought that
this affiant had the sole management of said
causes committed to his case, that before and
subsequent to the institution of said suits affiant
had repeated conversations with said StSt Vrain VrainSt Vrain
who on every and on all occassions informed
him that he said StSt Vrain VrainSt Vrain well know said plaintiff
and due Joshua Pahlen to whom the
said plaintiffs had belonged as slave, that he had

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frequently seen said plaintiff in the possession
as said PahlenPahlen at the form and residence of
said PahlenPahlen in the state of IllinoisIllinois, and that
for a considerable space of time, that is to
say for several months, & during which time
said Louse performed menial officer for and
was treated by, said PahlenPahlen , as his said slave
this affiant further states, that in consequence
of the information devined form said StSt Vrain VrainSt Vrain
relying upon his testimony and knowing him
to be a residant of the city of St LouisSt Louis he did
not that it was necessary to look
for other testimony in order to sustain the
issues on the part of the said plaintiff
that this affiant inquired and could not find
that there was any other person residing with
in the juridiction of this court by whom
he could prove the same facts which
he an understood from said StSt Vrain VrainSt Vrain could be
proved by him, that said plaintiff LouiseLouise Vincent
VincentLouise Vincent is an ignorant person genticaly
relied above the legal skill and professional
fidelity of this affiant to couldnot her said
cause, and was entirely governed in the con-
duct thereof by his openion and advice this
affiant further states that it was at his in-
stance and on his promise to manage the suits
of said minor AdolpheAdolphe and MarcellineMarcelline
that said StSt Vrain VrainSt Vrain consented to appear us
thin next friend. This affiant further states
that at the trial of said cause of said LouiseLouise
this affiant was wholy surprized by the
testimony given by said StSt Vrain . VrainSt Vrain which not

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only materially varied from what he informed
this affiant he could substantiate, but which
as affiant considers materically varied from the statements contained in the petition of said
plaintiff the hath of which petition was
veried by the affidavit of said St. Vrains
which petition and affidavit are on file
in this court and which this affiant prays
may be considered as making part of
this statement. And this affiant further
states that from the information which he
has received from said LouiseLouise and from
statements which have been made to him
by persons who knew said PahlenPahlen he verily
believes that at the next term of this court he
will be able to establish by competent
testimony that said LouiseLouise and said Mar-
celline and adolphe resided at the farm
of said PahlenPahlen in the state of IllinoisIllinois
for several months during the ligetime
of said PahlenPahlen under his control and per-
forming services for him and that since his death
said Ledue has claimed them as slaves as this ad-
ministrator

Arthur L. magrins

Sworn to in Open
Court May 1st 1834

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

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Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

Adolph Vincent
by his next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

MarcellineMarcelline Vincent VincentMarcelline Vincent
by her next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

filed May 1st 1834

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk

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State of MissouriMissouri
County
Towit

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1834

Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
M..P Ledue
Action of trespass
suit for freedom
Adolph Vincent
by his next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue . LedueM P Ledue
Action of trespass
Suit for freedom
MarcellineMarcelline Vincent VincentMarcelline Vincent
by her next friend
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue
Action of trespass
suit for freedom

The said Plaintiff by their
attorney made the Court here to set aside the
nonsuits entered in the above causes on the
following grounds

1. That the said plaintiff were wholly
surprized at the trial by the variances
in the testimony of the Witness on the
part of the plaintiffs.

2. That the said plaintiff have merits
which they he able to establish
if said nonsuits he set aside

magrins
atty for

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Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
M P. Le Due

Adalphen VincentVincent
by his next firend
vs
M. P. Le Due

Marceline Vincent
by her next friend
vs
M. P. Le Due

Reasons for setting
aside nonsuits

filed May 13th 1834

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon. PeterPeter Chontean Jr.
James M Wells

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 ofAugust 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 Louise VincentLouise Vincent is plaintiff and
MM P Le P LeM P Le Due 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 12th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble ClerkC.C.

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July Term 1834

LouiseLouise Vencint
vs
MM P Le P LeM P Le Due

for

P. Chontean Jr
JamesJames M MJames M

12th August for
defendants

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Executed this writ on PeterPeter Chontean Jr
on the 1st day of July 1834 by readin
of it to him in the county of St LouisSt Louis

JamesJames in Wells not formed

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff
by E Brown Dp

hereis $ 62
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Ant Chinse Chas D S
Sueiew Demained
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 twelfth day ofAugust 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 sending in our said Court,
wherein Louise VincentLouise Vincent is plaintiff and
MaryMary P Sedue is defendant on the
part of 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 12th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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July Term 1834

Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs In P Le Due

for

Aut
Chas D S Yrain

12th Augst for
Plaintiff

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Executed this writ on lucien Dimaine on the 9th
and on Chas H Yrain on the 3st and on
Ant Chime on the 8th day of July 1834 by
reading it to them in the county of St LouisSt Louis

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff

by J E Brown

Service $ 1.50
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LouisaLouisa VincentVincent a women of color
vs
Marie PMarie P Ledue LedueMarie P Ledue
Adolphe VincentAdolphe Vincent an infant of color
vs
same
Marceline Vincent an infant of Color
vs
same

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court.

Take notice that on the twenty seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty- four, between the
hours of Eight in the forenoon and five in the afternoon, of
that day, at the office of WesleyWesley Williams WilliamsWesley Williams Clerk of the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of HancockCounty of Hancock in the
town of Corthaqe in the state of Illionois
depositions will be taken by the undersigned, to be read on the trial of the
above entitled cases on behalf of the pplaintiffs; and that the taking
of said depositions, if not completed on that day, will be continued from day to
day at the same place and between the same hours, until completed.

To the above named
MarieMarie P Ledue P LedueMarie P Ledue Esp.

Arthur L. Magrins
attorney for Plaintiffs

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L acknowledge to have received a copy of
the wilhim notice this 16th day of October 1834 & agree to accept the same as a sepa-
rate notice in each of said case

M. PM P Ledue. LedueM P Ledue

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Filed 6th November 1834

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

opend 6th Novr. 1834

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

for peff
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To the State of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court St LouisSt Louis

LouiseLouise Vincent VincentLouise Vincent
vs
Marie PMarie P Ledue . LedueMarie P Ledue

St LouisSt Louis MissouriMissouri
Depositions
for said Court

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State of IllinoisIllinois
Hancock County

Depositions of Witnesses produced, sworn
und Examined at corthage in the county of HancockHancock
and State, of Illinois before me Elam
an acting justice of the peace in & for the county &
state a few said in a certain cause now dependency in
the St LouisSt Louis circuit court for the county of St LouisSt Louis & StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri between Louise VincentLouise Vincent a woman of Color
Plaintiff Mario P Le due Defendant On the part of the
said Louise VincentLouise Vincent

I Suwe GarlandGarland of Law feel age
being produced sworw & Examined on the part of the
plaintiff in the above case Deposith & sap. that he has
had a knowledge of the residence of the above
named Louise VincentLouise Vincent a woman of color that she
has resided to his knowledge at Zoot EdwardsEdwards in
the county of HancockHancock and state of IllinoisIllinois, and
to the best of his knowledge and belief he the said
deponent says that the said Louise VincentLouise Vincent did
reside in the county & state as aforesaid serving
a certain JoshuaJoshua palen well known to the said
deponent as the acknowledged master or owner
of the said LouiseLouise and that the period of the
residence of said LouiseLouise as aforesaid was he
believes contimned beyond forty days, at divers
times during his acquaintance with said LouiseLouise .
And moreover the said Deponent further saith
that the aofresiad JoshuaJoshua Palen did purchase
a possession or interest in a claim of land
in company he believes with a certain Capt of as
white of HancockHancock to Illi, at the read of the Desmoine
Rapids, and was recognized by said white as a
in said land and further this Saith

Earland

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I Elam S Truman an acting justice of the peace in
& for the county of HancockHancock & state of IllinoisIllinois to certify that
in parsuance of the commission and notice come
before me at the office of wesley WilliamsWilliams in CarthageCarthage in the
county & State last aforesaid I save Gurland who was
there by me sword to testify the whole truth

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of his knowledge touching the matter in contraversy in
the cause aforesaid; that deponant was Examined and
his examination received to Written & subscribed feel by said
deponant in my presence on the Twenty Eight day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty four
between the hours of Ten Oclock in the foornoon and
twelve Oclock at noon of same day at carthage
given & certified the 28th day of October 1834

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I Elam S Truman an acting justice of the peace in und
for the county of HancockHancock & state of IllinoisIllinois do certify that
in pursuance of the within commission & notice came
before me at the office of Wesley WilliamsWesley Williams in CarthageCarthage
in the county & state last aforesaid I saveGarlandGarland who
was then by sworn & Examined and such Exam
-ination reduced to writing and subscribed by him
in my presence and there said Deposition use now
her with returned at the office of Wesley WilliamsWesley Williams
in CarthageCarthage in the County of HancockCounty of Hancock & State of IllinoisIllinois
this Twenty Eight day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty four.

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State Of IllinoisIllinois,
Hancock County. Ss

I, Wesley WilliamsWesley Williams Clerk of the County Commissioners' Court for said County,
do hereby certify, That Elias J Freeman whose name appears
to the foregoing certify 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
the 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. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon PeterPeter Chontean Jr &
James W Welles
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 Ninth day ofDecember at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify and
the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein Louise VincentLouise Vincent is plaintiff and
MaryMary P Le Due defendent 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 Seventh day of Novr in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Nov Term 1834


Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
M P LeM P Le Due

for

PeterPeter Chontean Jr
James W Wells

9th Decr for
Defendant

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Executed this on PeterPeter Chontean Jr
in the County of St LouisCounty of St LouisNov 12th 1834
James W Wells not found in my county
St LouisSt LouisNov. 1834

BrothertonBrotherton

By IssacIssac Stone Dp

Service 50
12 1/2
,, 62 1/2
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Ant Chas D Vrain
Lucien Dumaine
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 NinthM day ofDecember at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify and
the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein Louise VincentLouise Vincent is plaintiff and
M P LeM P Le Due 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 Seventh day of Nov in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.
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Nov Term 1834

In
Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
MaryMary P Le Due

for

Ant Chenie
Char D Snge rain

Lueien Dumained

9th Decr for
Plaintiff

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Executed this writ on Ant on the
13th and Lueien Dumaine on the 11th November 1834 Chas D L Vrain not found in my county

JamesJames Brother to

By M BrothertonM Brotherton Dept

Service $ 1.00
12 1/2
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon HenryHenry Broste and EliasElias
Sanphaum
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 theforthwithday of
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 day ofLouise VincentLouise Vincent a woman of Color is plaintiff and
day ofMarie P. Le Due is defendant on the
part of the day ofplaintiff 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 ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk C.C.

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Louise VincentLouise Vincent
vs
M.PM P Ledue .LedueM P Ledue

subpoened for

HenryHenry
& Elias T.Laughlin

for pelff
forthurth
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Executed this writ on HenryHenry and
Elias T. LanghamElias T Langham by reading it to them
on the 9th day of Dec 1835 in the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis

J BrothertonJames Brotherton Shff

by G Hammand

service 1.00
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In the case of LouiseLouise Vincent VincentLouise Vincent & S PLedue the
find the defendant guilty damages one cent

Jos C Laveth Foreman