Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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That it is not necessary for the plff in this case to prove that the
defendant Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan was ever personally present in the
State of MissouriMissouri holding the plaintiff in slavery in order
to recover in this action

That if any other person than Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan held the plff
as a slave at the time of the commencement of this action
holding him for said Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan then the plaintiff
may maintain this action against saidColeman DuncanColeman Duncan

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in order that the defend