Henry vs. William Dallam
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In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, Set, November Term 1831

HenryHenry a boy of colour and an infant
under the age of twenty one years by GeorgeGeorge Brown BrownGeorge Brown
his next friend complains of WilliamWilliam DallamDallam
of a plea of trespassassault â battery â false
imprisonment, for that heretofore, to wit,
on the second day of July in the year Eighteen hundred â thirty one at the county of aforesaid,
the said Defendant with force and arms made an
assault upon the said plaintiff â then â there â
beat wounded â ill treated the said plaintiff
and there â there with force â arms falsely and unlawfully
imprisoned the said plaintiff â Kept him
â detained him in prison there without any lawful
authority or cause for a long space of time,
to wit for the space of ten days there next resuming
- and said plaintiff further says that
before â at the time of the committing of the
said several grievances he was â still is a free
person â that said Defendant held and detained â still holds
â detains him in slavery wherefore the said
plaintiff says he is greatly injured â hath
sustained damage to fivehundred Dollars
and therefore he sues â etc

JohnJohn Newman NewmanJohn Newman Esq