Jeffrie vs. Joseph Robdoun
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court
October Term 1822

JeffrieJeffrie a Mulatto Boy by his next friend
RachaelRachael Camp & by Petter his attorney complains of Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux of a plea of
trespass. For that the said Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux on the eighth day of October eighteen hundred & twenty six with force & arms made an
assault upon the said JeffrieJeffrie to wit at the county aforesaid and
then & there beat bruised and ill-treated him the JeffrieJeffrie inconsent
that his life was thereby then & there dispared of
And also for that the said Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux on the eighth day of October eighteen hundred & twenty with force & arms &e made another
assault upon the said JeffrieJeffrie to wit at the county aforesaid and
then & there beat and bruised & ill-treated him the said JeffrieJeffrie and
then & there imprisoned him the said JeffrieJeffrie and kept & detained
him in prison then without any reasonable or probable cause
whatsoever for a long time to wit for the space two years then
next following, contrary to the laws & customs of this State aforesaid
and against the will of the said JeffrieJeffrie . And other wrongs to the
said JeffrieJeffrie the said JosephJoseph then & there did to the great damage of
the said JeffrieJeffrie and against the peace and dignity of the State
wherefore the said JeffrieJeffrie the is & hath
damage to the amount of $ 1,000 and therefor he by his
next friend aforesaid sues &c.

PeterPeter Attyof
for Pltff