Nicholas Jones vs. John W. Honey, John H. Gay
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis

this the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1829

Nicholas JonesNicholas Jones a free man of
colour complains of John WJohn W Honey and
John H GayJohn H Gay of a plea of trespass, For that
whereas the said John WJohn W and John HJohn H
on the first day of May in the year eighteen
hundred and twenty nine with force and
arms at the County aforesaid made an
assault upon the said NicholasNicholas and then
and there beat bruised and wounded
the said NicholasNicholas and then and there
imprisoned him the said NicholasNicholas and
kept and detained him the said NicholasNicholas
in prison there without any reasonable or
proper cause whatsoever, for a long time
to wit for the space of thirty days then
next following, contrary to the laws of
this state and against the will of the
said NicholasNicholas wherefore he says he is injured
and hath sustained damage to the
amount of five hundred dollars and
therefore he brings suit &c

Filed 26 June 1829
ArchArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

Coulter Atty asigned

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