Ralph Gordon, a man of color v. Robert Duncan and James Duncan
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State of MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court third Judicial Circuit,
July Term AD 1833

Saint LouisSt Louis County Ralph, otherwise Ralph GordonRalph Gordon , a free,
man of colour by BirdBird his attorney complains of RobertRobert Duncan ,
DuncanRobert Duncan & James DuncanJames Duncan of a plea of Tresspass,
& Battery & false impresenment for that heretofor
to wit, on the seventeenth day of april in the year of grace eighteen hundred & thirty one at St LouisSt Louis in said
County the said Defendant the force, & arms an assault,
make upon the body of him the said plaintiff
and him the plaintiff did then & there be at & ill treat & him
the said plaintiff did then & there imprison the said plaintiff without,
any reasonable or probably, cause whatsoever, & have
kept & detained the said plaintiff in prison there as
aforesaid without, any legal or just, cause from the
day last aforesaid By means of which greivances, said
plaintiff has from atending to his
affares a large sum of
money which he other wise, could & should have
to the sum of hundred
other wrongs to the said plaintiff then & there
aginst the & of said state wherefore
plaintiff he is infured & hath sustained
Damage to five hundred Dollars & therefore to