Mary, a colored woman vs. James Dougherty, Richmond J. Curle
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MaryMary ( a colored woman)
vs
JamesJames alias E.C.DoughertyDougherty
J Richmond J CurleJ Curle
Summons

Trespass $ 1000.
Suit for freedom-

Davis & Gale atty

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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
State of MissouriMissouri

It is hereby ordered that MaryMary
be allowed to sue as a poor person and Davis
& Gale are assigned as her counsel and it is further
ordered that she have reasonable liberty to attend
her counsel & the court as occasion may require
that she be not removed out of the jurisdiction
of the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court and that, she be
not subject to any severtiy on account of her
application for freedom as witness my hand this
fourteenth April A.D. 1842Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy
Judge of the 8th Jud. Cir of the State of MisMissouri

-souri

Filed April 20th 1842

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clerk


Free
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Executed this wirt, on the 21st day of April, 1842, in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, by reading it and the annexed declaration to Richmond J CurleJ Curle - James alias & EC DoughertyDougherty not found in my County

MarshallMarshall Brotherton BrothertonMarshall Brotherton

Sheriff
By

JosephJoseph W WJoseph W M Clung Dep'y

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service $1.00
.50
$ 1.50

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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

, Ss.

The State Of MissouriMissouri

,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County - Greeting

We command you to Summon JamesJames alias E C
DoughertyDougherty and RichmondRichmondJ CurleJ Curle if they
be found in your County. that they be and
appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of next term thereof, to be
held at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Mon
day of July next, then and there to answer unto MaryMary
(a colored woman) of a plea of Trespass
to the damage of said plaintiff of one thousand
dollars: And have you then there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this Twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty two.

Jno RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk.
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I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.

Witness my hand amd seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184

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In St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1842

MaryMary (a colored woman)
vs
JamesJames DoughertyDougherty alias
E. C. Daugherty
and
RichmondRichmondJ. CurleJ Curle

for false
imprisonment


MaryMary a colored woman plaintiff in
this suit complains by her attorneys of James
Daugherty alias E. C. Daughterty and RichmondRichmondJJ Curle CurleJ Curle defendants
of a plea of trespaps


For that the defendants heretofore,
to wit, on the thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty two in
the county of St LouisSt Louis and state of missouri with
force and made an assault on said plain
tiff and then and there beat, bruised and ill-treated
her, and then and there imprisoned her and
kept her imprison without any reasonable
or probable cause whatever for a long space
of time to wit for the space of two days
then next following contrary to then laws of
the state of MissouriMissouri and against the will
of the plaintiff and other wrongs to the
said plaintiff then and there did
against the peace of the state of
MissouriMissouri to the damage of the said
plaintiff in the sum of one thousand
dollars


and the said plaintiff avers that

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before and at the time of the
committing of the greivances aforesaid
by the said the said plaintiff
was and still is a free person and that
the said defendants held and still hold
her in slavery.


and the plaintiff avers that the true christain
name of the aforesaid DoughertyDougherty is unknown
to the said plaintiff and the he passes by
the name of E.C. Daugherty and James
Daugherty
Wherefore He brings suit by
her attorneys

Davis & Gale

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To the Honorable Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy Judge
of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court within and for the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis and State of MissouriMissouri

Respectfully and humbly represents
your petitioner, MaryMary a colored girl, that
about seven years ago the was taken from
the State of KentuckyKentucky, where she had been the
servant and slave of GeorgeGeorge WilsonWilson , by him
the said WilsonWilson and carried to Du

a place in the Territory of Wisconsin;
That the said MaryMary was so taken to the Territory
of Wisconsin by him the said GeorgeGeorge WilsonWilson
claiming to be her master and owner, for
the purpose of introducing her into the said
Territory as a slave, and was then and
there sued and held by him as a slave
and made to labor and serve as such for a
long space of time to wit for the space of
five years, he the said WilsonWilson during that
time being a resident of the Territory of
Wisconsin; That subsequently, be the said
WilsonWilson took your petitioner to DubuqueDubuque a
place in the Territory of IowaIowa, where your
petitioner resided with said WilsonWilson and labored
and served in his family as a slave, for the
space of one year; that subsequently she
left the said WilsonWilson and resided with one
DavisDavis in DubuqueDubuque aforesaid who paid her
wages for her labor; that subsequently she resided
with Judge WilsonWilson of DubuqueDubuque who is repu

ted to be a brother of the said GeorgeGeorge WilsonWilson
and that said Judge WilsonWilson paid your petitioner

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wages for her labor while in his family;
that on the evening of the 8th day of April 1842. your petitioner was taken from the house of
the said Judge WilsonWilson after right fall by force
and arms, by one JamesJames DoughertyDougherty , and being
placed on board the steam boat New Brazil, was
taken to the City and County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
when she has since been under the control
and management,, and subjected to the
orders of the said DoughertyDougherty and one RichmondRichmond
J. CurleJ Curle of the City and County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis.


Your petitioner further states that the
said PrairiePrairie Du and the said DubuqueDubuque
are in places in the United StatesUnited States where
slavery is not allowed by the laws of the
United StatesUnited States and therefore your petitioner is
free and not a slave, and not subject by the
laws of the State of MissouriMissouri or of the UnitedUnited States
StatesUnited States to the Control of the said DoughertyDougherty or
the said CurleCurle or subject to the owner

ship of said DoughertyDougherty or said CurleCurle or any
other persons, in any manner or form.


And further your petitioner respect

fully prays that she may have leave by
an order of this Honorable court to sue
the said DoughertyDougherty and the said CurleCurle , one or both
of them, or any other person or persons
claiming to exercise ownership over her, to
establish her right to freedom, as a poor
person, and that counsel may be assigned
her. And further that the aforesaid

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petitioner may have reasonable liberty
to attend her Counsel and the Court as
occasion May require; that the be not
removed out of the jurisdiction of the court
and be not subject to any severity on
account of her application for freedom.

And as in duty bound will

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State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County


Ss

This day personally appeared
before me a Justice of the peace within and
for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, MaryMary , a colourd girl,
the foregoing petitioner, and being duly sworn
under oath that the facts put forth in the
foregoing petitioner are true in my petition

MaryMary

x

her
mark

Sworn to & subscribed before
me this 14th day of April 1842
DuBouffay Fremon
Justice of the Peace
for St Louis County

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County of St LouisSt Louis
State of MissouriMissouri

It is hereby ordered that MaryMary be allowed
to sue as a poor person and Davis
& Gale are assigned as her Counsel, and
it is further ordered that she jave reasonable
liberty to attend her counsel & the court
in may require ; That she be
not removed out of the jurisdiction of the
St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court and that she be not
subject to any severity on account of her application

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for freedom- as witness my
hand this fourteenth April A.D. 1842

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy


Judge
Cir of the StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri-
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

This day personally appeared before
me a Justice of the Peace, MaryMary , the foregoing petitioner
and being duly sworn, on her oath says, that all
the facts and statements set forth in the foregoing
petition are true in every particular; and said affiant
in addition to the foregoing, further states on her oath
that she has reasonable cause to believe and does fully
believe that she the said petitioner is about to be restrained
by the said DoughertyDougherty and the said CurleCurle of reasonable
liberty of attending her Counsel & the Court that she is
about to be removed beyond the jurisdiction of the
Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St. Louis County, and subjected to
severity on account of her application for
freedom.

MaryMary her

x


mark

Sworn to subscribed before me
this 14th April AD 1842
DuBouffay Fremon
Justice of the peace
for St Louis County

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The State of MissouriMissouri

To
Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff
of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis in

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State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting

Whereas one MaryMary was on this Day brought
before Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy the Judge of our
Eighth Judicial Circuit by writ issued
under fourth & fifth sections of an act
entitled âan act to enable persons held
in slavery to sue for their freedomâ
and one RichmondRichmondJ CurleJ Curle appearing
before our said Judge & praying
that the hearing be adjourned until
tomorrow at nine oclockAM. in
order that JamesJames alias E.C. DoughertyDougherty who
claims to be the owner of said
MaryMary may being notified whatever
he will enter recognize as provided
by said act, you are hereby com

manded to keep the saidMaryMary in
your custody untill tomorrow
morning at nine O'Clock and have
her before our said Judge at
that hour at the Jail in the City
and county of St LouisSt Louis in the StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri-
for which this shall be your
authority. as Witness, the the hand of
out said Judge at ChambersChambers in
the city & county of St LouisSt Louis in the
State of MissouriMissouriBryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy

Judge of the 8th Judicial
Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri

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the State of MissouriMissouri

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The Judge of the Circuit
Court of our Eighth Judicial
Circuit being satisfied that
MaryMary who hath been permitted
by our said Judge to sue for
her freedom is about to be removed
out of the Juridiction of our said Judge's
courts, We do hereby command you
to seize the said MaryMary , wherever she
may be found and bring her before him
at the office of . DavisDavis and GaleGale
in the city and county of St LouisSt Louis at
three O clock of the afternoon of this
day and to summon the person in
whose possession she may be found
and any person who may claim her
and especially JamesJames DoughertyDougherty and
RichmondRichmondJ. CurleJ Curle , to appear before our
said Judge at the same time and place
& this writ-
As witness the hand of our said
Judge at ChambersChambers in the city & CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis this fourteenth April A.D. 1842-

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy


Judge
Cir of the StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri

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In the matter
of the application
of MaryMary a
coloured woman
to sue for freedom
15 April
Sworn $1.87
month=

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In obedience to this writ I have shown MaryMary within before the Hon Judge Mallan

phy at the time and place as by this
writ I am commanded and have
Summoned Richmond S.Curle
by reading to him this writ
James Dougherty not found
in my County

M BrothertonM Brotherton Sheriff


St LouisSt LouisApril 14th 1842

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis


ss.

And was on this Fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred forty two. Before
Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy Judge of the eighth
Judicial Circuit of the State of MissouriMissouri
appeared E.C. DoughertyDougherty by his counsel
Wm. M Esqe. and the said
MaryMary by W Gale Esqu and the said
DoughertyDougherty having declined entering into
the required by law, it is ordered
that Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Esqe Sheriff take
possession of said MaryMary a colored wo

man the petitioner for freedom and hire
her out to the best advantage from
time to time during the of
the suit and take from the
hirer payable to the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
in the sum of seven hundred Dollars
and with security as the said Sheriff
shall , conditioned, that said petitioner
shall during the of her suit
have reasonable liberty of attending
her counsel and the Court, that she
shall not be removed out of the
Jurisdiction of the St Louis County CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court where her suit is to be brought
and that she shall not be subjected
to any severity on account of her ap
plication for freedom and that the
hirer will pay the service to the sheriff
and return the petitioner at the

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of the term for which she is hired which
shall be six months, or as soon as the ac
tion is determined- witness was heard this
fifteenth April the year above written

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy


Judge of the 8th
Cir of the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

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No 23

In St. Louis CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit CourtJuly Term 1842

MaryMary (a colored person)
vs
JamesJames DoughertyDougherty alias
E.C.Daugherty
and
RichmondRichmondJ. CurleJ Curle

Suit for freedom

Davis & Gale


attonys