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1820 Aug Case Number 70 - Winny, a woman of color v. Donner, Samuel
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Series - Freedom Suits
Year - 1820
Term of Court - Aug
Case Number - 70
Plaintiff - Winny, a woman of color
Defendant - Donner, Samuel
Action - Trespass with force & arms
Verdict - Freedom Suit - Plaintiff won case and freedom. Decision may have been reversed on appeal.
Office - St Louis City Circuit Court Clerk
Court of Record -
Case Type - Civil
Territory - Missouri
District -
Action Notes -
General Notes - Formerly owned by Jennings Beckwith; emancipated and sold as an indentured servant to defendant for $300; plaintiff alleged defendant forced menial labor and imprisoned for 5 days; claimed to have paid defendant money for freedom toward the price of $350.
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