Phillis, alias Susan, a free woman of color, v. Reddin B. Herring
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State of MisouriMissouri
St. Louis County

ss

Saint LouisSt Louiscircuit
November Term A D 1836

a free woman of color otherwise
called SusanSusan complains of
of a plea of trespass &
Battery & false imprisonment for that
on the first day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & twenty four at St. LouisSt Louis in said
county the said defendant with force
& arms an assault did make upon
the same plaintiff and did then & there
any on probable cause
find her hands & her
, and did then & there any
lawful or probable cause bind her hands
said plaintiff to slavery & false imprisonment
he the said said defendant then
and there knowing the said plaintiff
to be a free person and the plaintiff
ours that afterwards on the first day of December in the year aforesaid
at Balan range in the State of at St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid and
the said defendant said said plaintiff
as a slave and the plaintiff ours that
from the day first aforesaid untill the
first day of December in the year lastof own land hundred &thirty five she has been held and detained as a slave
by said defendant and other claiming

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her as such said Defendant
touch at the place last aforesaid.
And said plaintiff ours that for from
the first day of October eighteen hundred &
twenty four until the first day of December eighteen hundred & thirty five by reason of
the aforesaid she has been presented from Labouring for himself and
carring and securing larger sum of
many touch the sum of eleven hundred
dollars which sum she said plaintiff and
& & earned and secured herself By means of which said
several grievances said plaintiff says she
is greatly , and hath sustained
damage to five thousand Dollars

G A BirdG A Bird attorney for
plaintiff

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State of MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County

ss.

otherwise SusanSusan the
plaintiff in the aforesaid Declaration
mentioned on her oath says that she has
a and unsatisfied cause of action
against Reddin and the same as
stated in the Declaration she
further says that said as
as she can recall in the fall of the
year 1823 on 1824 at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis
in the right time sayed this affiant put a
rape around her neckso as to choke
her of -he then in

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took affiant to near
in Illionis where he
the hands & of with irons
he these affiant bound as
aforesaid for about 10 or 12 days
then put affiant in a said
then put an a flat Boat had
her taken to Baton RougeRouge & there said
as a slave and said
all this time that affiant
This affiant has been held as a slave
taken by as aforesaid untill
the 19th day of march 1836 where she was by
the Judgement of the supreme court of the
state of LouisianaLouisiana This affiant
is healthy and has always been
a good servant while her suit was pending
for freedom in new orleans the hired 12 dollar per month. This affiant
belives that she could have earned
at the rate of one hundred Dollars a
year during the period she has been as aforesaid change of all
said Defendant is a resident of
the state of is now him
and about to remove from this state
This affiant fears that she
be in danger of the damages
she may recover in sand sent
said Defendant shall he held to court

PhillisPhillis

X

her mark

sworn to & subscribed before me their 17 Sep: 1836

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

C. C.
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on the foregoing affidavit a copies is allowed and the defendant orderd to be held to bail
in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars.

John RulandJohn Ruland clerk of the circuit court.

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

ss.

The State of MissouriMissouri,

To the sheriff of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis greeting:

we ommand you to take Ridden B. Herring if he be found in your County, so that
you have his body before our Honorable Circuit court, on the first day of the next term
thereof, to begun and held at the City of Saint LouisSt Louis, within and for the County aforesaid
on the second Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto PhilisPhillis alias
susan of a plea of trespass, assault and battery and false imprisonment wherefore
the said plaintiff saith she has sustained damage to the amount of five thousand
dollars and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, at
office in the city of Saint LouisSt Louis with the seal thereof here
to affixed, this seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

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No 51

November Term 1836

PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan

of


Filed

17th September 1836

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk


on the wit the sheriff will require bail of the defendant in the
of $ 1500.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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Executed this writ on the 17th day of
1836 in the county of St. LouisSt Louis by Reading
it and the declaration to the within named
ReddinReddin B Herrin B HerringReddin B Herrin and arresting his body
which was on the same day discharged
from my custody by his giving bond
and security as Required by law which herewith Returned

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff


By

M BrothertonM Brotherton Deputy
Sheriff

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Service $ 1.00
Bond 50
$ 1.50

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[Common CapiasCapias Bond.]
Know All Men By The Presents, That we Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin
as principal, and
David CoonsDavid Coons as security are held and firmly bound unto
PhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan
in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, to
the payment of which sum well and truly to be made, we do hereby bind ourselves, our
heirs and our representatives, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with
our seals and dated this Seventeenth day of September 1836

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas
said Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin
hath been arrested by the Sheriff of St. Louis County, upon a writ of capias, returnable
to the term of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court to be holden on the second Monday of November
next, in the city of St. LouisSt Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,
to answer unto the said PhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan
in a plea of Trespass assault & battery
and false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintifffour thousand
Now if no judgment shall be given against Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin
in said suit, or if judgment be given against said
Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin
in said suit, and he shall pay the amount of the recovery, or surrender in
execution thereof, or the said David CoonsDavid Coons the
security will do it for him then this obligation shall be void;
otherwise it shall remain in force.

Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of

Redding B Herring

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D. Coons

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Phillis alias
vs
Ridder B Herring

In Circuit CourtCircuit Court

And the said Ridder by
has and defends the and and says that he is not guilty of the
of the premises in mannered form as the
plaintiff above thereof in her declaration
alleged and of this the defendants
feets himself upon the county

GeyerGeyer for defts

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and for further plea on this behalf the said Defendant
says that the plaintiff ought not to have maintain her aforesaid thereof because
he says that the said several causes
of written in the declaration mentioned did
not nor did of then accrue written
two-years next before the commencement of
this next and this the defendant is ready
to verify - wherefore he prays judgment
of the plaintiff ought to have a
her aforesaid as

GeyerGeyer for defts.

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No 51

Nov Term 1836

PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Reddin B

Pleas

Filed

28th Nov: 1836


John. Ruland

Clerk
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PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Reding B Herring

And said plaintiff for
replication the second plea
of said defendant says she ought not
to or mantaining
her said by reason of any thing
by him in that plea alleged because the
says that immedately after the said
defendant took and imprisoned her as
in her declaration is he took her
to the state of LouisianaLouisiana and there sold
her as a slave, where she was held in slavery
untill the than two years previous to the
commencement of her said suit and that
during the time she was held in slavery as
aforesaid the defendant was not at
any time a resident of the state of
LouisianaLouisiana but his place of was
unknown to said plaintiff and so
the plaintiff that said defendantly
the means aforesaid did obstruct the
or maintaining her said action
against him during all the time she was
held in slavery as aforesaid & this she as
ready to wherefore the prays
judgement

G A BirdG A Bird for

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No 51

November Term 1836

PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Redding B Herring

replication to
plea that
she was obstructed by
in bringing her her
untill

for


Replication
Filed

5th January 1837


John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

sct.

State Of MissouriMissouri,


To the Sheriff of St. Louis County Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summon David CoonsDavid Coons Mary CoonsMary Coons , James &
Christian F
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 5th day of April next
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 PhillisPhillis is plantiff, is and Reddin B HerrinReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit court, at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this4th day of Marchin the year of our Lord one thousand, eigh hundred and thirty seven.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C. C.
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Served this writ by Reading it
Christian F on the 7th JamesJames
on the 8th David CoonsDavid Coons and
Mary CoonsMary Coons on the 13th days of March 1837 in the county of
St. LouisSt Louis

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Shff


By M BrothertonM Brotherton


Service $ 2.00
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March Term 1837

PhillisPhillis
vsReddin BReddin B Herrin . HerrinReddin B Herrin

For plaintiff

DavidDavid Coons CoonsDavid Coons

13

MaryMary

13

JamesJames


Christians


for

5th April 1837

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

sct.

State Of MissouriMissouri,


To the Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons ,
James LoperJames Loper & Christian F Keinlien
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 27th July next
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 PhillisPhillis is
plantiff and ReddinReddin B Herrin BReddin B Herrin HerringReddin B Herrin is
defendant on the part of the plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit court, at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this23 day of Junein the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty 7.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C. C.
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July Term 1837
PhillisPhillis Reddin BReddin B Herrin HerringReddin B Herrin

DavidDavid Coons CoonsDavid Coons

26

MaryMary Coons CoonsMary Coons


JamesJames Loper LoperJames Loper


C.FF Keinlein . KeinleinF Keinlein

26
27th July
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Served this writ on DavidDavid Coons CoonsDavid Coons
MaryMary Coons CoonsMary Coons & C FF Keinlein KeinleinF Keinlein on 26th day of June 1837 in the county
of St. LouisSt LouisJamesJames Loper LoperJames Loper not found
in my county

JamesJames Brotherton BrothertonJames Brotherton


By

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Service $ 1.50
$ 1.62%

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

sct.

State Of MissouriMissouri,


To the sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons , JamesJames Loper LoperJames Loper
C.FF Keinlein . KeinleinF Keinlein
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 Sixteenth day of august next
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 PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan is
plaintiff and ReddinReddin B Herrin BReddin B Herrin HerrinReddin B Herrin
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit court, at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, thisThird day of Augustin the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C. C.
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July Term 1837
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin

David CoonsDavid Coons

5

Mary CoonsMary Coons

5
JamesJames

C F

4
10th aug 1836
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Served this writ by reading it to Keinlein
on the 4th and on DavidDavid and mary CoonsCoons by leaving
a true Copy Thereof at their dwelling house,
with a white member of their family over
the age of fifteen years, on 5th day of August, 1837 in the county of St. LouisSt LouisJamesJames Loper LoperJames Loper not
found in my county

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff


By

JosephJoseph Willblury

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Service $ 1.50
12 1/2
$ 1.62 1/2

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PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Reddin B Herris

In St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

And the said defendant
as to the said replication of the said plaintiff
to the record plea of the defendant says
that by reason of anything is that after
alleged the plaintiff ought not to
have or maintain her a aforesaid
because he says that he did not
any time years next
before the of the suit
hold the said plaintiff is slavery nor
did the said defendant obstructed the
or maintaining the said active by
any of the means in the
replication in manner and form as the
hall in her said replication alleged
and this the defendant prays may
he enquired of by the county

GeyerGeyer

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No 51

November Term 1836

PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Reddin BReddin B Herrin HerringReddin B Herrin

Filed

16th August 1837


John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

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continued Book 10 page 410p 44412 p 2

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

sct.

State Of MissouriMissouri,


To the Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summon David CoonsDavid Coons Mary CoonsMary Coons
, C.F. Reinlein 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 the28th November next 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 PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan is plantiff and Reddin BReddin B Herrin .HerringReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of
and have you then and there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit court, at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 27th day of
in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C. C.
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not executed, the docket being


James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff


50
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November Term 1837

PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
R.B. Herring

DavidDavid Coons CoonsDavid Coons


MaryMary Coons CoonsMary Coons



C FKeilien


28th November1837
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

sct.

State Of MissouriMissouri,


To the sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summonDavid Coons, Mary Coons
Jas. Loper, C FF Keinlein KeinleinF Keinlein 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 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 PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit court, at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29th day of Novemberin the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C. C.
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of the named
found

J BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff


$=50
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November Term 1839
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
R.B.Herring

plff.

DD Coons . Coons


Mary CoonsD Coons



C.F.


24th November 1839
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,

sct.

The State Of MissouriMissouri,


To the sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons ,
James LoperJames Loper & Christian F Keinleinthat 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 27th March 1838 next 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 PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan is
plantiff and Reddin B.Herring is defendant on the part of the Plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit court,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 10th day of February in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty 8.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C. C.
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Not executed on account of the adjoinment
of Court

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff

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March Term 1838

PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan

vs
Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin

27th March plff.

David CoonsDavid Coons


mary CoonsCoons



C.FF Keinlein . KeinleinF Keinlein

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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis,

Sct,

The State of MissouriMissouri,


To The Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon David
Jas Loper, Christian F Keinley that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 13th day of April next at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to Testifiy,
and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein PhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan
plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of Plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 19th day of March in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight.

John. Ruland

Clerk, C.C. by

GeoA. Hyde Depty

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Executed this writ by offering to read The same to C FF Keinlen
KeinlenF Keinlen on The 23, and to David CoonsDavid Coons on The 26th days of March, 1838 which they refused to hear read and
acknowledged the service Thereof. and by leaving an
true copy thereof at the dwelling house Mrs.MaryMary Coons
CoonsMary Coons , with a white member of her family over
The age of fifteen years, in the 29th dy of March, 1838- all done in The County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis- dead

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff


JosephJoseph Willblury

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Service # 1.50
12 1/2
$ 1.62 1/2

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March Term 1838

PhilisPhillis alais SusanSusan
vs
Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin

David CoonsDavid Coons

26

Mary CoonsMary Coons

29
JamesJames Saper -

C F KeinlenF Keinlen

23
13th April
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis,

Sct,

The State of MissouriMissouri,


To The Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons , JamesJames Loper
LoperJames Loper , Christian F Keinley that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 23rd July at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to Testifiy,
and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 2 day of Julyin the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C. by

GeoGeo A Hyde .AGeo A Hyde HydeGeo A Hyde

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Executed this writ in the County of StCounty of St Louis.
LouisCounty of St Louis on the 21st day of July 1838 by
leaving a true copy, thereof at the rsidence
of DavidDavid & Mary CoonsMary Coons with a free white
person over the age of fifteen years- and by
reading it to C F Kienlan- James LoperJames Loper
not found in my County

James BrothertonJames Brotherton Sheriff


By

F.W.Betthorn Dpty

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Service 1.50
.12
$ 1.62 1/2

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July Term 1838
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan
vs
Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin

David CoonsDavid Coons

21

Mary CoonsMary Coons

21
(Copy)
Jas. Loper

Christian F Keinlien

21
23rd July
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis,

Sct,

State Of MissouriMissouri,


To The Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons ,
JamesJames , Christian F Keinley
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 21st August at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to Testifiy,
and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein PhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan
plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of Plff
and have you then and there this writ.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 2 day of Augustin the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight.

Jno RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C. by


Geo.A

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Executed this writ by

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July Term 1838
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan vsHerring

David CoonsDavid Coons

16

Mary CoonsMary Coons

16

James. Loper

Christian F KeinlenChristian F Keinlen

21st August
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this writ by reading it
to Christian F Kienlen on the 15th
and by leaving a true copy, thereof
at the rsidence of David CoonsDavid Coons
& Mary CoonsMary Coons on 16th days of August 1838 in the County ofCounty of St Louis
St. LouisCounty of St LouisJames LoperJames Loper not found

BrothertonBrotherton Sheriff

Fees # 1.62 1/2
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

,Sct,

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To The Sheriff of St. Louis County---Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons ,
James LoperJames Loper , Christian F Keinley
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 29th augustat the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to Testifiy,
and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
whereinPhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan is
plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is
defendant on the part of Plff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 1st day of augustin the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty eight.Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk,C.C.by

Geo.A

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Executed this writ on all the written
named witnesses exception Loper who is
dead

M BrothertonM Brotherton Sheriff

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Service .50
12 1/2 # 1.62 1/2

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Nov Term 1838
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan vs Reddin Herring

David CoonsDavid Coons

Mary CoonsMary Coons

copy

James.Loper

Christian F KeinlenChristian F Keinlen

29th
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

,Sct,

The State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To The Sheriff of St. Louis County,-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summonDavid CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons ,
Christian F KeinlenChristian F Keinlen , that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 29th March 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,
whereinPhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan is plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this6 day of March in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty nine Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C.C.
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Executed this writ in St. Louis County by reading it
to the witnhin named witnesses March 25th 1839

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Shf

By

W.M. Knight

Service 1.50
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March T 1839
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan vsReddin B HerringReddin B Herrin

David CoonsDavid Coons

Mary CoonsMary Coons

C F KeinlenF Keinlen

29th March
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis,

Sct,

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To The Sheriff of St. Louis County,-Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summonDavid CoonsDavid Coons , Mary CoonsMary Coons ,
Christian F KeinlenChristian F Keinlen , that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 29th Marchat 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,
whereinPhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan is
plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin is defendant on the part of Plf. and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 5thday of April in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty nine

Jno RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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March T 1839
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan vs Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin

David CoonsDavid Coons

Mary CoonsMary Coons

Chirstian F KeinlenF Keinlen

16th April
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

,Sct,

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To The Sheriff of St. Louis County,-Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon David CoonsDavid Coons , MaryMary Coons
CoonsMary Coons & Christian F KeinlenChristian F Keinlen , that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 10th day of Dec; next 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,
whereinPhilisPhillis alias SusanSusan , is
plaintiff andReddin B HerringReddin B Herrin , is
defendant on the part of the Plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty fourthday of October in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty nine

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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Executed this writ in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
on the 5th day of December 1839 by reading it to
Christian Keinlen, David CoonsDavid Coons & Mary CoonsMary Coons

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff

Service # 1.50
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Nov; Term 1839
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan vs R.B. Herring

David CoonsDavid Coons

Mary CoonsMary Coons

C F KeinlenF Keinlen

10th Dec 5.
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

,Sct,

State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To The Sheriff of St. Louis County,---Greeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon Christian F KeinlenChristian F Keinlen
& David CoonsDavid Coons
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit court, on the 10th dayDec; next
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,
whereinPhilisPhillis otherwise SusanSusan , is
plaintiff and Reddin B HerringReddin B Herrin , is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this fifth day of May in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and forty

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.
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March Term 1840.
PhillisPhillis alias SusanSusan vsRedding B Herring

D CoonsD Coons for Christian F Keintin

for the with

CoonsCoons