Daniel v. John Whitesides
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Sup. Court. N. Circuit


John WhitesidesJohn Whitesides

Daniel

And the said defendant by RR Pettibone . PettiboneR Pettibone
his attorney comes and defends the force
injury when and as to the assault
ing beating bruising illtreating & imprisoning
the said plaintiff, as in his said declaration mentioned
the said Defendant says that the said plaintiff
ought not to have & maintain his aforesaid ac-
tion thereof against him, because he says
that before and at the said him when & in
the said declaration mentioned to wit at the
place & within the jurisdiction aforesaid, the
said plaintiff was & still is the slave of him
the said defendant, wherefore in his own
right, the said defendant, at the said time when
he did beat, imprison, & obtain in prison the
said Plaintiff, so being the slave of him the
said defendant, as he lawfully might do
which am the said support trespass
whereof the said plaintiff hath above thereof
complained against him - and this he is ready
to verify - wherefore he prays Judgement -

R PettiboneR Pettibone atty for Deft-