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1822 Feb Case Number 12 - Pelagie, a woman of color v. Valois, Francois
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Series - Freedom Suits
Year - 1822
Term of Court - Feb
Case Number - 12
Plaintiff - Pelagie, a woman of color
Defendant - Valois, Francois
Action - Trespass with force & arms
Verdict - Freedom Suit - Defendant won. Plaintiff not freed. Decision may have been reversed on appeal.
Office - St Louis City Circuit Court Clerk
Court of Record -
Case Type - Civil
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Action Notes -
General Notes - Plaintiff sued by her next friend David Jack; plaintiff born a slave of Antoine Soulard in 1802; sold to defendant in 1810-1811; taken to French Village, Illinois for about two years, then brought back to St. Louis; Valois sold plaintiff to Jean Cabanne.
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