Jeffrie vs. Joseph Robdoun
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St. Louis County
Circuit CourtCircuit Court
February Term 1823

JeffrieJeffrie a Mulatto Boy by RachelRachel
Camp his next friend who sues as a poor
person by PettisPettis their Attorney complains
of Joseph RobidouxJoseph Robideaux of a plea of Trespass
for Assault & Battery & false imprisonment
For that the said Defendant heretofore
to unto on the first day of October in the year Eighteen Hundred & twenty at
St LouisSt Louis to wit at the county aforesaid
the said with force & arms did then & there
assault Beat and ill treat the said JeffrieJeffrie
and did then & there seize & lay hold of the
said JeffrieJeffrie and then & there imprisoned the
said JeffrieJeffrie and then & there kept & detained
him the said JeffrieJeffrie prison, against his ill & without any
reasonable or probable cause whatsoever
and still does detain & imprison the said
JeffrieJeffrie against his will & consent & other wrongs
to the said JeffrieJeffrie the said Defendant then & there did to the against the peace and dignity

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of the State of MissouriMissouri & against to the great
damage of himof him the said JeffrieJeffrie
of one thousand dollars and therefore
he sues &c.

And for that the said Defendant theretofore
to writ on the day and year aforesaid at
the county aforesaid with force & arms did then & there assault
beat wound bruise & ill treat the said JeffrieJeffrie
& did then & there seize lay hold of & falsely imprison
him the said JeffrieJeffrie and then & there kept & detained
him the said JeffrieJeffrie in prison against his will & without any
probable cause or reasonable cause whatsoever
and still does at the county oforesaid detain
and imprison him the said JeffrieJeffrie , without
any provable or able cause whatsoever
and against the will and consent of him
the said JeffrieJeffrie and other wrongs to the said
JeffrieJeffrie then & their did to the damage of
the said JeffrieJeffrie of one thousand dollars
& against the peace & dignity of the state
of MissouriMissouri & therefore he sues &c.

PettisPettis

Atty for Pltff.