Vincent Duncan vs. James Duncan
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State of MissouriMissouri
St.Louis County. Ss.

Circuits Courts third Judicial
CourtsNovember term 1829

VincentVincent other cause Vincent DuncanVincent Duncan
complains of James DuncanJames Duncan for thats the
said JamesJames heretofor to suits on the [ the ]tenth day of March 1826at StSt Louis LouisSt Louis with force & arms
made an assault upon him said VincentVincent & then
& there beat bruised & chained the said VincentVincent
& then & there informed him the said VincentVincent
in prison there and without any reasonable or
probable cause for a Long space of
time to courts from the saidtenth day of March 1826 untill this tenth day of during jury
day between during the high time of
said JamesJames has force & arms beat bruised
chained & ill treated said VincentVincent contrary to
the Laws & customs of the State of MissouriMissouri & against the will of said VincentVincent
And the said VincentVincent ours that before and at the time of the committing of the said
grievance he was & stillis a free person
and the said James DuncanJames Duncan hold & detained and
still detains & holds the said JamesJames in slavery
to the Damage of the said VincentVincent five
hundred dollars therefore he sues &c

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