William Tarlton v. Jacob Horine
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

In the Court of Common pleas,

WilliamWilliam Farlton,, otherwise called BillyBilly Farlton,
otherwise called Bill, a black man who is admitted
by the court here to sue in this behalf, as poor person, com-
plain of Jacob HorineJacob Horine , of a plea, of trespass, with force
and arms, for that heretofore, to wit on the first day of may in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, the said , with force and
arms at the township of Joachin, in the county aforesaid,
and within the jurisdiction, of this court, did make
an assault, on him the said WilliamWilliam Farlton,, and
him the said WilliamWilliam ,, did then and there unlawfully beat wound, and abuse, take, enslave, and imprison,
and him the said WilliamWilliam , in prison, and deprived
of his liberty there for a long time to wit from the
said first day of may in the year last aforesaid,,
untill the twenty fourth day of september then
next ensuing, without any reasonable and lawful
cause, and against the laws of this territory, did
detain and other outrages, on him the said
WilliamsWilliams , then and there committed. against the
peace of the united states of AmericaAmerica, and of this
territory; and to the damage of the said WilliamWilliam Farlton, otherwise called as aforesaid,, one thous-
and dollars therefore, he sues, by his counsel assigned, him by the court

D Barton,