Carey Ewton vs. Benjamin Wilder
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St. LouisCircuit Court CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1829

County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisSct.

CareyCarey Ewton EwtonCarey Ewton alias OotonOoton , a man
of color by Darly his attorney complains of BenjaminBenjamin Wilder
WilderBenjamin Wilder , of a plea of trepass, assault and Battery and
false imprisonment, For that the said defendant on the
eight day of August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty nine, with force and arms
made an assault upon the said plaintiff, to wit, at
the County of St. Lous aforesaid, and then
and there beat bruised and ill treated him, the
said plaintiff, and then and there imprisoned
him the Said plaintiff, and kept and detained
him in prison then, without any resonable or probable
cause whatever, and against the will of the said
plaintiff and then and there held and detained
him the said plaintiff and there holds and detains
him in slavery, and the said plaintiff over, that
before and at the time of committing the said
several grievances, he was and still is a free person
wherefore the said plaintiff saith he is injured
and hath sustained damage to the value of
five hundred dollars and therefore he bring


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