Sally McClain, a woman of color v. Robert Cohen
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court third Judicial Circuit term AD 1835

St Louis County Ss Sally Mellvin a woman of color by BirdBird
her attorney complains of RobertRobert Cohen CohenRobert Cohen of a
plea of trespass on the case for that
heretofore to wit on the third a day of April in the year of eighteen hundred & thirty five at
St LouisSt Louis. The aforesaid defendant with force & arms an assault
did make & her the said SallySally did then & there
beat wound & ill treat & unlawfully imprison
& hath kept & detained her in prison there
from the day lastaforesaid until this day
And the plaintiff avers that at & before the
commiting said several grievances the defendant
was & still is a free person & that the plaintiff
held & detained & still holds & detains her in slavery wherefore the plaintiff says she is
greatly injured & hath sustained Damage to
five hundred dollars & therefore she sues &c
GA BirdGA Bird atty

gamble Clerk

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county of Saint LouisSt LouisSs
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of the county of Saint LouisSt Louis greeting

We command you to summon Robert CohenRobert Cohen that he be and appear before
the Judge of our circuit court at the next term therof to be held at the city of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis witiin and for the county of Saint LouisSt Louis on the fourth Monday of July next
then and there to answer unto Sally Mellvin a woman of color of a plea of trespass on
the case wherefore the plaintiff says she is greatly injured and hath sustained damage to
five Hundred dollars and have you then there this writ

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WitnessArchibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at office this forth day of April in the year one thousand eight Hundred and thirty five

ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ by reading it and the declaration to RobertRobert Cohen CohenRobert Cohen on the 4th day of April 1835
in the county of St. LouisSt Louis

J. BrothertonJames Brotherton Shff

By

M BrothertonM Brotherton D Shff

service '1.00
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No 12

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July term 1835

Sally Mellvin
vs
Robert CohenRobert Cohen

Action of assault & battery
false imprisonment
Damage ' 500 the
clerk will please issue a summons
GA BirdGA Bird plffs atty

Filed

4th April 1835

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

July term 1835
SallySally Melvin Robert Coan sued by the
name of RobertRobert Cohen CohenRobert Cohen July Term 1835

And the defendent
by his attorney comes and defends the wrong
& injury when &c., & he says that he is not guilty of the
said supposed trespasses above laid to his charge
in manner and form as the said plaintiff
hath complained against him & of this he
puts himself upon the county &c.

filed july 14th 1835J. Fielding

atty


for Deft
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No 12

July, term 1835
St. LouisSt Louis circuit Court

Sally McLain
vs
Robert Coan

plea not guilty

K. Fielding

atty



filed july 14 1835

A GambleArchibald Gamble
clk

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