Francois LaGrange vs. Bernard Pratt, Pierre Chouteau Jr.,John P. Cabanne, Bartholomew Berthold, B. Pratt & Co.
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St. Louis
St. LouisCounty St Louis Circuit Court
March from 1827

Francais [ La Grange ] alias IsidoreIsidore
a free man of Colour, who is permitted by the
by his next friend as a poor person
by his attorney complains of Bernard PrattBernard Pratte
PierreChauteau Jr Bertholomew and
John PJohn P Cabanne . CabanneJohn P Cabanne doing business under the
style & firm of B. PratteB Pratte of a plea
of trespass on the case For that whereas
heretofore, on the first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, with force and
the city of St. LouisSt Louis, unlawfully and
and upon the body of said
IsidoreIsidore , and then and then, did bruise and
ill treat him said [ IsadoreIsadore ], and then and there
imprisoned him said John[ Isadore ], and kept and
detained him said [ IsadoreIsadore ] in prison, and state
keeps and detained him in prison without any
reasonable or just cause whatsoever, contrary to
the laws of this State, and the said defendant
other wrongs then and there did to him said
[ IsadoreIsadore ] against the peace and dignity of the State,
wherefore said IsadoreIsadore says he is inspired by said
defendants and hath sustained damages to the
amount of seven hundred dollars and therefore
he sues &

CharlesCharles Atty for
plaintiff