Paul Alland Augusto, an infant of color, by his next friend, Benjamin Lawhead v. Bazil Alland and Arend Rutgers
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state of missouri
county of S louis

In the circuit court
july term 1835

PaulPaul augusto alland an in
fant of color under the age of twenty one years by
BenjaminBenjamin lawhead his well friend complains
of bazil augusts alland and grend Russers
of a plea of trespass for that the said defend
acts on 4th day of june in the year 1835
with foer and arms all the bounty aforesaid
made an assault upon him the said PaulPaul
and then and there beat, bruised and ill treated
and imprisoned him the said paul and kept and
detained him in prison there without any rea-
sonable or probable cause whatsoever, for a
long space of time, tourt, from that day until
the day of bringing this suit, countrary to the law
of this land and againist the will of the said
PaulPaul , and other wrongs to the said PaulPaul then & then did to the great damage of the said PaulPaul
and the said PaulPaul saith that he is injured & hath sustained damage to the amomt of twenty
dollars and therefore he brings his suit and
the said PaulPaul in fact says that before and
at the time of the commission of the grievances
aforesaid he was, o t is, a free person &
that the said defend held and detained & state
hold and detain him in slavery at the county

PaulPaul augusto alland

Benjamin Lawhead

his next friend