Israel/Israil, a man of color vs. William Rector, Issac Luther
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the circuit court
July term 1826

IsraelIsrael a freeman of color held a slave
by who is [ permited ] by the court to
by Augustus Evans his next friendas a poor
honor by his attorneyjudged as council by the
court Complains of Isaac. A Luther of a pleaof
trespas. For then the said Isaac. A Luther
to wit on the first day of may in the year of our Lord 1826 with force andarms at
the county of St LouisSt Louispreformed an assualt
further body of the said IsraelIsrael and then
and there hat;hurt and illtreated him the
said IsraelIsrael and then and there imprisoned
him the said IsraelIsrael till and left & allowed
himin prisonhim imprisoned against his will and with
out any reasonable or probablecausewhatever
and has Left him andblamed
him in prison contrary to the laws of this
state and the said IsraelIsrael owns that you and
it then of of thegrievances
he was and still is a free person

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