Agnis, alias Agathe, v. Pierre Menard
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To the Hon: Luke E. LawlessLuke E Lawless

Judge of the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Third Judicial districtJuly Term 1835

Aguis alias , a woman of colour
represents to your honour that she is about
twenty two or three years old that she was
born at KaskaskiaKaskaskiaillinois: that her mother
was as she is informed an slave
or servant at her birth; but that slave Agnn
alias never was as she is informed
and believes either for a tenure
of laws or registered in persuance of
the laws of that country that about four
years service he left IllinoisIllinois &
to the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis to live, where she has
resided for the last four years
untill within a few days ago
past, when our PierrePierre claimed
her as his slave for life; ()

who has taken her and deprived
her of her liberty & freedom; and is as
this affiant is informedandbelieves
about
to new for out of this state and otherwise
remove and dispose of her as slave in
suchamanner that she will lose all
evidence of her freedom and means
of establishing her freedom: she thus
affiant therefore prays that your honour
will order that she may be permitted to
prosecute her suit for freedom as a

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poor person; and that she be not moved
out of the Jurisdiction of your honourable
court he in persuance of the Statute
in such cases made and
so in duty found will was pray

Agnis alias Agathi her
mark

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

Peronally appears before me a Justice of the
peace within and for the County aforesaid, agnes alias agnetha he
and makes each that the fact set forch in the foregoing
petition are true.

Sworn to & subscribed before me
this 30th day of June 1835

WilsonWilson Primm J. P.
agnes alias Agath her mark

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It is hereby ordered that the above petitioner by permited
to sueas a poor person to establish her freedom and that
Mayfield and Bowlin be appointed as her counsel
and that said petition shall have reasonable liberty
to attend hercounsel and the court when occasion
may require and that she shall not be taken
or removed out of the jurisdictionof the circut
court of the county of St. LouisSt Louis or be subjecttoany
severity because of her application for freedom
vacationthis30th day of June 1835

L E LawlessL E Lawless

Judge 3 CircuitCircuit Court

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StateCircuit Court of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
This judicial Circuit
November Term 1835

Agnis alias AgatheAgathe a woman of colour
complains of Pierre MenardPierre Menard of a plea of
trespass assault, & battery and false imprison-
ment, for that heretofore to wit on this the
seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five at the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis
aforesaid the said Pierre MenardPierre Menard with
force and arms an assault did make
upon her the said plaintiff, and her the
said plaintiff did then and there beat
bruise and ill treat and did then
and there imprison her the said plaintiff
in prison there untill this time without
any legal or probable cause whatever and
other wrongs to her the said plaintiff then and
there did against the peace and laws
of the state aforesaid, and said plaintiff
says, before and at the time of committing
the grievance aforesaid she the said plaintiff
was and still is a free person and that the
defendant held and detained her the said plaintiff and still
hold and detain her the said plaintiff in slavery, wherefore
the said plaintiff says she has sustained damage
to five hundred dollars, wherefore she sues &C

MayfieldMayfield Bowlin & BowlinMayfield Bowlin
Attys for plaintiff

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No 3

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1835

Aquisalias AgatheAgathe
vs
Pierre MenardPierre Menard

This is an action of
trespass asault & battery
& false imprisonment
for freedom

damages $ 500.

The clerk will please
issue a summon

MayfieldMayfield Bowlin & BowlinMayfield Bowlin
Attys for plff

filed 30th June 1835

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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It is hereby

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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

To the Sheriff of the county of Saint LouisSt Louis - Greetings

We command you to Summon Pierre MenardPierre Menard 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 LouisCounty of Saint Louis
on the second mondayofNovember next then and there to answer
unto Agnis alias AgatheAgathe a woman of colour of a plea of trespass
assault & Battery and false imprisonment to the Damage of the said
planitiff of five Hundred dollars and have you then there this
writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our
said circuit court at offered this thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and Thirty five

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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copy of the order of the judge

It is hereby ordered that the above peitioner be permitted to sue as
a poor person to establish her freedom and that Mayfield and
be asigned as her councel and that said peititioner shall have
reasonable liberty to attend her counsel and the court when occasion
may require and that she shall not be taken or removed out of the
Jurisdiction of the circuit court of the county of St Loui nor subject to any
severity because of her application for freedom â in vacation this 30th day of June 1835

L E LawlessL E Lawless Judge 3rd Jude circuit

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Executed this writ by reading it and the
declaration and petition and also the order made
by the honorable judge to PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard on the
1st day of July 1835 in the county of St LouisSt Louis

service $ 1.00

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff
By M BrothertonM Brotherton D Sheriff

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Petition to remove suit presented 7-460 - order to stay suit in this court & to remove suit to district court of U S - 7 489
fee bill 210

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No 3

Saint Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1835

Agnis alias AgatheAgathe
vs PierrePierre Menard
MenardPierre Menard

This is an action of trespassassault & Battery & false imprisonment for Freedom

Damges $500

The Clerk will please issue a summons

MayfieldMayfield Bowlin & BowlinMayfield Bowlin
attys for plff

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To the Circuit Court of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis in
the State of MissouriMissouri:

The petition of PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard a citizen of
the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois respectfully showeth that
he is sued in this Court by one Agnes or AgatheAgathe
some times called, who claims to the a citizen of
the State of MissouriMissouri- your petitioner further
showeth that the matter in dispute exceeds
the sum of five hundred dollars exclusive of costs wherefore he prays that said cause be removed
into the next United StatesUnited States Court for
the MissouriMissouriDistrict, and he herebysubmits to
comply with the jurisdiction of the law in such
case made and provided.

St LouisSt Louis
1. July 1835.

PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard

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2880

Agnes
vs
MenardMenard

100.80

6.24

.27

107.31

filed Nov 14th 1835

A G Clk

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Know all men by these presents that I Be
verly AllenAllen am held
agnesaliasagathe in the sum of five
hundred dollars, for the payment thereof
I bind myself my heirs and as witness
now read this their 14. Nov 1835.

The condition of this is not
that whereas one PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard has
petitioned the Circuit court of the county of
St LouisSt Louis, MissouriMissouri for the removal of a cause
in same court against him the said Agnis alis
AgatheAgathe into the next District CourtCircuit Court of
the United StatesUnited States for the MissouriMissouri District
now if the said PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard shall on the
firstday of the session of the next district
courtaforesaidenterin said court should
said cause be removed or petitions for
copies of the proceedings the in said cause against
him and also there appear, then there this
to be void else in full force

Beverly AllenAllen

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