Labon, a man of color v. Risdon H. Price
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Territory of missouri
In the SuperiorSuperior Court court
northern circuit

of the term of August 1817
LabonLabon , a free black man
held in, slavery and who sues, for his freedom
Risden HRisden H , Price

on petition to be admitted to sue for
freedom.

The court directs, that an action of assault
Battery and false imprisonment he instituted, against the said RisdonRisdon H HRisdon H , Price
in the name of the said Laybun, that the defendant do permit the Layburn,
to have a reasonable liberty of attending his counsel and that he shall not
be taken nor removed out of the jurisdiction of the court nor be subjected to any,
severity because of his application for freedom

of BartonBarton of counsel for the petitioner