State of MissouriMissouri CountyCounty St Louis of Saint LouisCircuit Court
CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court St LouisCounty St Louis County
November term 1846
MatildaMatilda ThomasThomas otherwise called MatildaMatilda CunninghamCunningham her of WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton in custody of a of a false for that this to the said defendant found on the 8th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six at the County area circuit and within the jurisdiction of ,this court with when the body of the
said plaintiff did then them
wound ill that aid them prison of
of her liberty for a long space of time to for. The of the will of
the plaintiff, need the said defendant the said plaintiff
to the great said plaintiff one thousand dollars and
And also after on the
same day in the county circuit the said defendant with
will of the said plaintiff to said plaintiff one thousand dollars and
Attorney for plff
Trespass & False
Atty for Plff.
filed 8th June 1846
John RulandJohn Ruland clerk
COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, GREETING:
WE command you to summonWilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton if he be found
in your Country, 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. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Mon-
day of November. next, then and there to answer unto MatildaMatilda ThomasThomas ,
otherwise called MatildaMatilda CunninghamCunningham , of a plea of trespass assault and battery and false imprisonment.
to the damage of said plaintiff one thousand
dollars: And have you then there this writ.
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this eighth day ofJune in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-six.
JohnJohn Ruland RulandJohn RulandCLERK.
I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.
filed 352 Nov. 28 1846
St LouisCircuit Court CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1846
MatildaMatilda ThomasThomas , otherwise called MatildaMatilda CunninghamCunningham vs WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton Trespass and false imprisonment Damages$1000.00
Filed 8th June 1846
John RulandJohn Ruland clk(245)
Executed this in the
County of S LouisCounty of S Louis on the 9th day of June 1846by offering to read it and the
to WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton the
defendant which he refused to hear. $1.00 William MilburnWilliam Milburn
CirCircut Court . CourtCircut Court
Nov Term 1846
and now comes the defen-
dant and moves the Court to dismiss this suit
for the reason, that the said plaintiff is a
person of colour and the slave and property
of this defendant, suing for her freedom
and has not filed security for the costs as
the law of the land in such case made
and provided, requires.
and because the statute in such cases
made and provided has not been complied
with by the said plaintiff before the institution
of this suit
Primm & TaylorTaylorfor defendant
CirCircut Court : CourtCircut Court
Nov Term 1846
Motion to dismiss suit
for reasons within.
RulandRuland Clk& Taylor
Circuit CourtCircuit Court November Term 1846
And now comes the said defendant by his attorney, and defends the force and
injury and says he is not guilty of the
said suffered trespassing in manner and form
as the said plaintiff hath thereof above alleged and of this he puts himself upon the County.
Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov Term 1846
Jn RulandJohn Ruland clk
L TaylorL Taylorfor