Labon, a man of color v. Risdon H. Price
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
Saint LouisSt Louis County

In the superior court of the
missouri Territory in the
northern circuit of march term one thousand eight hundred & eighteen

a Free person of colour by his attorney appointed by the said court complains
of RisdonRisdon H HRisdon H , Price of a plea of trespass, with force
and arms,- For that the said RisdonRisdon H HRisdon H , Price
on the twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen
in, the town of St LouisSt Louis in saint Louis County and
within the jurisdiction of this court with force
and arms to made an assault on the said LabonLabon
and then and there beat wounded and ill
treated the said LabonLabon whereof the said LabonLabon
was in great danger of [ loossing, ] his life and
also for
at saint Louis in the county aforesaid with force
and arms made another assault on the said
LabonLabon and then and there again beat wounded
imprisoned and illtreated the said LabonLabon
and him the said LabonLabon put in prison
without any reasonable causes, against the will
of the said LabonLabon , and against the laws, of the united
states and of this territory for a long time to wit,
the present time detained and kept, and still
keeps the said LabanLaban in prison, and other
injuries to the said LabonLabon did against
the peace of the united states and this Territory and
to the damage of the said LabanLaban one thousand
dollars, and therefore he brings his suit

for the plaintiff