Jeffrie vs. Joseph Robdoun
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State of MissouriMissouri
Ss
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

Be it remembered that heretofore to wit at
a term of the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the said County begun and held
at the then Town of St LouisSt Louis on the first Monday in June in the Year Eighteen hundred and Twenty two before the Honorable
NathanielNathaniel Beverly TuckerTucker Judge of the third Judicial Circuit of
the State of MissouriMissouri; the following, among other proceedings were
had to wit â"Friday June 14th 1822 = JeffrieJeffrie by his next friend Ra=
chael Camp = vs = Joseph RobidouJoseph Robideaux Robert WashRobert Wash presents the petition
of JeffrieJeffrie praying that he may be permitted to institute a suit against
Joseph RobidouJoseph Robideaux for establishing his right to freedom and that he may
be permitted to sue as a poor person = Thereupon the court permit the
said JeffrieJeffrie to sue as aforesaid and circut an action of assault &
Battery and false imprisonment to be brought in the name of the
said JeffrieJeffrie by his next friend RachelRachel Camp against the said
Order: Joseph RobidouJoseph Robideaux = And it is ordered by the Court that the said
defendant permit the said JeffrieJeffrie to have a reasonable liberty to
of attending his counsel and the court when occasion may require
it and that the said petitioner shall not be taken or remove
out of the jurisdiction of this court or be subject to any severity
of treatment on account of his application for freedom =â And
afterwards to wit on the fifth day of August in the said year (in ac
acordance with the above permission of the Court) the said JeffrieJeffrie
by his attorney filed, in the Office of the Clerk of the said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , his declaration in the words and figures following to wit=
Declaration = " State of MissouriMissouri = County of St Louis = Circuit Court, October Term
1822 = JeffrieJeffrie a mulatto boy by his next friend RachaelRachael Camp
and by PettisPettis 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 and twenty with force and arms
made an assault upon the said JeffrieJeffrie to wit as the county a=
foresaid and then and three beat bruised and ill=treated him
the said JeffrieJeffrie insomuch that his life was thereby then &
there dispaired of = And also for that the said Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux
on the on the Eighth day of October Eighteen hundred and twenty with force and arms &c made another assault

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upon the said JeffrieJeffrie to with at the county aforesaid and then &
there imprisoned him the said JeffrieJeffrie bruised and ill-treated him
the said JeffrieJeffrie and then & there imprisoned him the said JeffrieJeffrie and
kept and detained him in prison there without any reasonable or
probable cause whatsoever, for a long time to wit for the space of
two years then next following - Contrary to the laws and customs of
this state aforesaid and against the will of the said JeffrieJeffrie and against
and other wrongs to the said JeffrieJeffrie the said JosephJoseph then and there
to the great damage of the said JeffrieJeffrie and against the peace and
dignity of the State, wherefore the said Jeffrie Saith he is injured
and hath sustained damage to the amount of $ 1,000 and therefore
he by his next friend aforsaid sues &c Pettes atty for Plff =â Where=
upon a summons issued from the office of the said Clerk in the
words & figures following to wit " County of St LouisCounty of St Louis = ss. The StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri = To the Sheriff of said County Greeting = We command
you to summon Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux that he be and appear before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next Term thereof to be held
at the Town of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis on
the first Monday in October next then and there to answer unto
JeffrieJeffrie a mulato boy by his next friend RachaelRachael Camp of a
plea of trespass to the damage of the said plaintiff of one thousand
dollars and have you then there this writ Ls Witness ArchibaldArchibald Gamble
GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said Court at Office this 5th day of August 1822 = Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk" And the said writ was endorsed
Return with the following Sheriff Return viz âExecuted this writ by reading
it and the declaration to the defendant Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux on the
5th August 1822, in the Town of St LouisSt Louis = Jno K WalkerJohn K Walker D Shff"
And afterwards to wit on the twenty ninth day of October in the
said last mentioned year the following plea was filed in said
cause to wit = "Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux = adsm = Geoffroi a mulatto
boy October Term 1822 And the said RobidouxRobideaux by his attornies
comes and defends the wrong and injury when &c and says that at
the time of the commmitting of the said several supposed greivances
he the said JeffrieJeffrie was the slave of him the said Robidous
and this he is ready to verify wherefore he prays Judgment
if the said JeffrieJeffrie ought to have or maintain his aforesaid