In The Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
August Term, 1820.
County ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis to wit: The Jurors for the UnitedUnited States
StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica, upon their oath present, That IsaacIsaac White
WhiteIsaac White late of the county aforesaid
Butcher, on the ninth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty
with force and arms, at the county of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid, in
and upon one William JamesWilliam James in the peace of
the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica, then and there being unlawfully an
assault did make; and him the said William JamesWilliam James
then and there did beat, wound and ill treat, and
other wrongs to him then and there did, to the great damage of the
said William JamesWilliam James contrary to the form
of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace
and dignity of the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica.