Carey, a man of color v. Benjamin Wilder
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

St Louis County

CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court 3rd/11 judicial
Circuit State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri
March term A.D. 1831.

CareyCarey a man of color by
John Stub his attorney complains of Ben-
jamin Wilder of a plea of assault
and battery and flase imprisonment for
that , Court, on the first day of
January in the year eighteen hundred and
twenty seven at StSt Louis LouisSt Louis in said county
The said BenjaminBenjamin Wilder WilderBenjamin Wilder then & there with
and arms an
the and then and there beat
Bruised wounded & illtreated the said
and then & there falsely imprisoned
and illegally and forcibly kept and detai
ned him the imprison therefor
a long space of time, from the first
day of january eighteen hundred and twenty
seven aforesaid the time of the
of this suit and the said
Plaintiff over that During the period of the
aforesaid imprisonment the said defend
ant did daily with force and
and beat the said plaintiff
at the place aforesaid and the
said plaintiff avers that before and at
the time of the committing the said sever-
al grievances he was still is a free
person and that the said Defendant - held
and detained and still holdes and detains
said plaintiff in slavery said
plaintiff says that he is greatly injured

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and hath maintained damage to one
thousand dollars therefore he sues