Harry, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Alexander Clark v. Rufus Pettibonne, et al.
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

HarryHarry a free boy of color held in slavery, who is
permitted by the court to sue by Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark
his next friend, as a poor person; who by his attor

nies Edward BatesEdward Bates and Jsaac C. Mc GirkMcGirk assigned as
counsel by said Court, Complains of RufusRufus Patte

bone, Charles B. Hattan, and SallySally his wife, Owensupplied>
Wingfield and SallySally his wife, Isaac VoteauIsaac Voteau , John
Butter and BetsyBetsy his wife, John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias Whitesides
Hatton and AnneAnne his wife. MichaelMichael
sanford and his wife, John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias
WhitesidesWhitesides jr. and LucindaLucinda whetset alias whitesides
of a plea of for that the said defend

ants heretofore, to wit, an the first day of Janu

ary in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred &
twenty five, with force and arms at the county
of St LouisSt Louis, unlawfully an assault did make in
and upon the body of the said HarryHarry , and
then and there beat and ill treated him
the said HarryHarry , and then and there imprisoned
him the said HarryHarry and Kept & detained him in prison
without any resonable or probable cause what
soever, and have ever since kept and detained him
the said HarryHarry , and do still keep and detain him
in prison against his will, contrary to the
laws of this state, and other wrongs to the said
HarryHarry then and there did, against the peace of
this state wherefore
the said HarryHarry says he is greatly injured &
has sustained damage to the amount of five
hundred dollars, and therefore he sues &c

Bates & Mc Girk
Attys for Plff