Lucy Ann Britton v. David D. Mitchell
View original image: Page  001
[missing figure]

State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County ss

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1844

LucyLucy Ann BrittonBritton by her next
friend Polly WashPolly Wash , complains of David D
Mitchell of a plea of trespass, for that the
said defendant on the seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two with force and arms &C
made an assault upon the said plaintiff, to wit
at St LouisSt Louis to wit at the County aforesaid and then
and there imprisoned her the said LucyLucy Ann
BrittonBritton , the said plaintiff and kept and detained her
in prison there, without any reasonable or probable
cause whatsoever for a long time, to wit for the
space of twenty months thus next following, contrary to
the laws of the state of MissouriMissouri and against the
will of the said plaintiff. Wherefore the said
plaintiff saith that she is injured, and hath
sustained damage to the amount of one thousand
Dollars and therefore she brings suit &C

F.BF B Murdoch .MurdochF B Murdoch
attys for

View original image: Page  002
[missing figure]
No

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1844

LucyLucy Ann BrittonBritton by
her next friend Polly WashPolly Wash
vs
David D. Mitchell

Trespass in false imprisonment
Damages $ 1000.

The Clerk will issue
summons in the case

F.BF B Murdoch .MurdochF B Murdoch
atty for Plff

22t Apl 1844

pd by atty
View original image: Page  003
[missing figure]

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to Summon David D. Mitchell
if he be found in your County, that he be
and appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of the next term thereof, to
be held at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, on the
third Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto LucyLucy
Ann BrittonBritton by her next friend Polly WashPolly Wash of a plea of trespass in false
imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff One thousand â
dollars: And have you then there this writ.

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 thirteenth day ofMay in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four.

In. RulandRuland

Clerk
View original image: Page  003
[missing figure]

I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.
Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184

[missing figure]
View original image: Page  004
[missing figure]

Executed this writ in the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the 16th day of May 1844 by
offering to read it and the declaration to
David D. Mitchell which he refused to
hear

William MilburnWilliam Milburn Shff

By A.. C. OsburnOsburn Depy

service $ 1.00
View original image: Page  004
[missing figure]
No. 18

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1844

LucyLucy Ann BrittonBritton
by her next friend PollyPolly Wash
WashPolly Wash
vs
David D. Mitchell
Summons
16th May

Trespass in false impris-
onment
Damages $ 1.000

MurdochMurdoch P. Q.

Filed May 13th 1844

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk

(pd by Atty) (112)
View original image: Page  004
[missing figure]

Plea filed 15p292 Dismissed at plffs cost June 3d 184516 p 271.

View original image: Page  005
[missing figure]

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov. T. 1844

LucyLucy Ann BrittonBritton
vs.
David D. Mitchell

And the Said defendant by
his attorney comes, & defends the wrong & injury when
&, and says that he is not guilty of the said
supposed trespasses in manner & form, in said
plea declaration is alleged &c. and of this he
puts himself upon the country &c.

SpaldingSpalding & TiffanyTiffany
attys for deft.

View original image: Page  006
[missing figure]

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
LucyLucy AnnBrittonBritton
vs.
D. D. Mitchell

plea

SpaldingSpalding & TiffanyTiffany
attys.

Filed for Nov. 18th 1844

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk