Daniel Wilson, a man of colour, v. Edmund Millard
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State of MissouriMissouri

Circuit court third judicial dis-trict July term 1835

St Louis
County ss

DanielDaniel WilsonWilson a man of colour by HarrisHarris his attorney
complains of Edmond Mellvin senior of a plea of trespass
assault and battery and false imprisonment for that heretofore
to writ on the first day of April eighteen hundred and thirty four
the said defendant with force and arms an assault did make
upon him the said plaintiff and him the said plaintiff did
then and there beat wound and iltreat and un lawfully imprison
and hath kept and detained him in prison there from the
day last aforesaid to this day contrary to the of the statute
in such case made and provided against the peace and dig-
nity of said state and the plaintiff that before and
at the time of the said several grievances he
was and still is a free person and that the Defendant
held and detained and still does hold and detain the
plaintiff in slavery

Wherefore the plaintiff says he is greatly injured
and hath sustained damages to five hundred dollars
and therefore he sues

Harris S.

Atty for plaintiff