Eliza Taylor, a woman of color, vs. Nelson Campbell
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To the Honorable this the St. LouisSt LouisCircuit court, now in
session for the March Term thereof in the year of ourLord eighteen hundred & thirty-five

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The petition of ElizaEliza TylerTyler , a free girl of
about -, most : that she
as a in the of
from by her as to the
of she as a in the
St. LouisSt Louis, in the family of one -Chuck until about a year
ago when she was sold as a slave by said Chuck
to one George Taylor, that said TaylorTaylor took your
petitioner from St. LouisSt Louis in this state to GalinaGalena in the state of
IllinoisIllinois, about the thirteenth day of last August, where your
petitioner has resided ever since until the 25th day of April this present month, when she left GalinaGalena, with the
assent of said TaylorTaylor , & came to St. LouisSt Louis, on a visit intending to return to GalinaGalena - your petitioner states, that
while at GalinaGalena, she removed said George Taylor to one PerryPerry , a resident at GalinaGalena-
at St. LouisSt Louis, the has sold by
mr. , as the of said to a or is about
to out of this to to
the a - , that and , that by said Jayler as his slave to , an do and
his , and by his and for of time , she is
for the : your prays
Court, to be permitted to institute suit in this Court, to establish
her right to freedom, & that she may be permitted to sue as
a poor person, & that this court, will assign to your petitioner
Counsel & as in duty bound your petitioner will ever pray &c.

ElizaEliza her mark

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TylerTyler
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county of St. LouisSt Louis

Being duly sworn, upon her oath states that the facts stated in this foregoing petition
,are true.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of April AD 1835

ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk CC

ElizaEliza

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TylerTyler her mark
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Being of opinion, that
to the of a , third , of , do that then neither petition contains sufficient matter,
to authorize the commandment of a suit, I Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless Judge of
the third judicial Circuit, of the state of MissouriMissouri, do order that the
within named petitioner, ElizaEliza TylerTyler , be permitted to sue as a poor
person, to establish her freedom, and for purpose of commencing
and conducting said suit, I assign John F. DarbyJohn F Darby as her counsel,
and I order that said petitioner shall have reasonable liberty of
attending the court and her counsel when occassion may require
and that the petitioner shall not be taken or removed
out of the jurisdiction of the St. LouisCircuit Court Circuit CourtCircuit Court, nor be subjected
to any severity, because of her application for freedom.

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State of MissouriMissouri County of St. louis

Ss.

In the St. LouisSt Louis Circuit court,
July Sum 1835

ElizaEliza TylerTyler , a woman of color, complains by
DarbyDarby her attorney against Nelson CampbellNelson Campbell of a plea, of trespass assault and battery and
false imprisonment, For that hencetofore to writ on the twenty ninth
day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and
thirty five, at the county aforesaid the said defendant with forces and arms an assault
did make upon her the said ElizaEliza TylerTyler , and did then
and there beat, bruised and ill treated her and her the said
ElizaEliza TylerTyler , did then and there imprison and held from
them as hitherto, kept and detained her in prison, there without
any legal or probable cause and other damage to the said
ElizaEliza TylerTyler , then and there did, against the peace and
dignity of the state

And the said ElizaEliza TylerTyler , owns, that before and
at the time of the said several grievances she was and
still is a free person, and that said defendantheld and
detaineda and still holds and detains her in slavery: Wherefore
said ElizaEliza TylerTyler , says she is greatly injured and hath sustained
Damages to the sum of seven hundred dollars and therefore
she sues

G. F. Darby


atty for plff
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint LouisSs The State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri


To the sheriff of the county of saint Louis greeting

We command you to Summon CampbellCampbell that he be and
appear before the judge of our CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court at the next July Term thereof to be
held at the city of St. LouisSt Louiswithin and for the county of Saint on the fourth
Monday of July next then and there to answer unto ElizaEliza TylerTyler a woman of color
of a plea of trespass assault and battery and false imprisonment wherefore said ElizaEliza
TylerTyler says she is injured and hath sustained damage to the sum of seven 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 twenty ninth day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty five

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ by reading it and the petition and order
of the Judge to Nelson CampbellNelson Campbell on the 29th day of april 1835 in the county of St. LouisSt Louis

J BrothertonJames Brotherton Shff


by G HammondG Hammond Deft

Service 1.00
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No 35
In

StCircuit Court LouisCircuit Court CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1835

ElizaEliza TylerTyler vs Nelson CampbellNelson Campbell

Suit for freedom - with
form prosecutor by statute -
Damages ' 700.

Filed29th April 1835

ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble clerk

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that


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St LouisSt Louis circuit court July Term 1835

NelsonNelson Campbell CampbellNelson Campbell
atsElizaEliza TylerTyler .

In trespass &c.
And the said defendant, by
Learned & Hamilton, his attorneys, comes and defends
the wrongs and injury, when &c. and says that he is
not guilty in manner and form as the said plaintiff
hath thereof complained against him, and of this he
puts, himself upon the county &c.

Learned Hamilton

attys of Defts
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sub & judge for plffBook 7-481Damages '0-01cts 204

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No 35

StSt Louis LouisSt Louis circuit county July tern, 1835

ElizaEliza TylerTyler vs

Nelson CampbellNelson Campbell plea in trespass to.
Learned & Hamilton attys.

ElizaEliza TylerTyler 18th july 1834

ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble clerk