James Wilkinson v. Aaron Young
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State of MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court third Judicial Circuit
July Term AD 1833.

Saint LouisSt Louis County of James WilkinsonJames Wilkinson by BirdBird his attorney
complains of AaronAaron Young of a plea of trespass on
the case for that heretofore towit on the first day
of January on the year of eighteen hundred
& Twenty eight the said defendant withforce & arms an assault
did make upon him said plaintiff & him said
plaintiff did then & there beatbruisewound & ill
treat & him said plaintiff did then & there imprison
& hath kept & detained said plaintiff in prison there
for a long span of time towit from the day last
aforesaid untill this time without any just or legal
cause whatsoever & other wrongs to the said plaintiff
then & there did against the peace & dignity of said
State. And the plaintiff avers that before & at the
time of the committing the said secured grievances he
was & still is a free person & that said defendant
held & detained & still holds & detains him in slavery
wherefore said plaintiff says he is greatly injured
& hath sustained Damages to five hundred dollars
therefore he sues &c.

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