Missouri Littleton, a person of colour v. William Littleton
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Nov. Term 1846
MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton
vs
WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton

Trespass & False
Imprisonment

D. N. Noll
Atty for Plff.

Filed June 8th 1846

John RulandJohn Ruland Clk

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State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

ssNovember Term 1846

MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton a poor
person complains of WilliamWilliam Lttleton of
a plea of trespass assault and battery and
false imprisonment for that heretofore to wit
on the eighth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty six at the County
aforesaid with force and arms upon the body
of the said plaintiff the said defendant an assault did make and then the said
plaintiff âdid thenâ and there beat, wound and
ill-treat and did then and there imprison and
restrain of her liberty for a long space of time
to wit for the space of one year against the will
of the said plaintiff and other wrongs the said
defendant then and there committed against
the said plaintiff to the great damage of said
plaintiff to wit in the sum of one thousand
dollars and therefore, she sues.

And also afterwards to wit on
the same day and year aforesaid and to wit
the County aforesaid the said defendant with
force and arms seized took the said plaintiff
and imprisoned her and kept and detained
her for a long space of time to wit for the
space of one year against the will of the said
plaintiff and the said defendant did then and
there compel the said plaintiff by means of
the force and false imprisonment aforesaid
to work and labor for the said plaintiff for a
long space of time to wit for the space of six months the next following against the
will of said plaintiff, and the said plaintiff

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says that before and at the time of committing
the said grievances the said plaintiff was and
still is a free person and that the defendant
held and still holds her in slavery to the
damage of the said plaintiff in the sum of
one thousand dollars and therefore she
brings suit.

D.N. Noll
Atty for Plff.

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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Ss.

The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, Greeting:

We command you to summon WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton , 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. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Monday of November next, then and there to answer unto MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton ,
of a plea of trespass, assault, and battery, and false imprison
ment
to the damage of said plaintiff 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 eighthday of
June in the year of our Lord eighteen
hundred and forty six.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk.
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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

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Iuo: Soderer
Sam: Durmenstem.
Adrah Sacheti: owner.

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suit of plea filed 17p352DismissedNov. 21 1846 17p366

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No. 29

St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1846

MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton
vs
WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton

Summons 9th JuneWilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton
Trespass and false imprisonment
Damages $1000.00

D N Neall atto

Filed June 8th 1846

John RulandJohn Ruland Clk


1.00/ by atto. (245)
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Executed this writ in the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis on the 9th day of June 1846 by offering to read it and
the decleration to WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton
the defendant, which he refused to
hear

WilliamWilliam Milbrun Shff.

service $1.00 By

A. Depty

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MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton
vsWilliamWilliam Littleton

Circuit Ciurt
November Term 1846

And now comes the defendant
by his attorney, and defends the force and injury
when and says, he is not guilty of the said
supposed trespasses in manner and form as
the said plaintiff hath above thereof alleged,
and of this he the said defendant puts him
self upon the County

Primm

&

TaylorTaylor

for defendant.
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No. 29

Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov Term 1846

MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton
vs
WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton

Pleas Not Guilty.

filed 18 Nov 1846

Jno RulandJohn Ruland Clk

Primm

&

Taylor
P. O.

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MissouriMissouri Littleton
vs
WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton

Circuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov: Term 1846.

And now comes the defendant
and moves the Court to dismiss this suit for
the reason, that the said plaintiff is a person
of Colour and the slave and of the defendant, suing
for the freedom, and has not filed security
for the costs as the law of the land 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

&

Taylor
P. O.

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No. 29

Cir: Court
Nov. Term 1846

MissouriMissouriLittletonLittleton
vs
WilliamWilliam LittletonLittleton

Motion to dismiss
suit for reasons filed.

filed 18 nov 1846

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clk

Primm

&

Taylor
P. O.