Michael, a boy of color v. Henry G. Mitchel and Henry C. Russel
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July Term 1832

St. Louis County to wit MichaelMichael a boy of
color an infant who sues by permission of the
court by his next friendWilliam ClarkWilliam Clark
complains of HenryHenry G Mitchel . GHenry G Mitchel MitchelHenry G Mitchel and HenryHenry
C. RusselRussel of a plea of trespass for that there
said Henry GHenry G Mitchel . MitchelHenry G Mitchel and HenryHenry C. RusselRussel on the 22 day of May in the year 1832 with force and arms
made an assault upon the said MichaelMichael
to wit at the county of St. LouisSt Louis aforesaid and
then and there bruised beat and ill treated
the said MichaelMichael and then and there im
prisoned the said MichaelMichael and left and de
tained him in prison there without any
probable or honorable cause whatsoever for a long space of time to wit
for the space of twenty four hours then next
following contrary to law and against the will
of the said MichaelMichael and the said MichaelMichael avers
that before and at the time of the committing
of the said grievances he was and still is a
free person and that the defendants then held and detainedhim
and still hold him and detain him in slavery and other wrongs
to him the said MichaelMichael then and there did
against the law of the state and to him

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damage of the plaintiff $500 and therefore he
brings his suit