Daniel Wilson v. Robert Cohen
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State of MissouriMissouriCircuit CourtCircuit Court Third Judicial, Circuit,
July Term AD 1835

St Louis County

DanielDaniel , by his attorney
complains of RobertRobert , of, a plea of trespass,
assault & Battery & false imprisonment for that heretofor
towit on the third day of April in the year of eighteen hundred & thirty five at St LouisSt Louis in
said County the said defendant with force &
and arms an asault did make him
said DanielDaniel , him said DanielDaniel , did then & there
beat, wound, illtreat & imprison & hath kept
& detained, him in prison there from the day last aforesaid
to this day without, any Lawful or probable, cause
And the plaintiff said, that before & at
the time of committing the said several
he was and still is a free person & that said
defendant held & detained & still holds & detains him
in slavery where the plaintiff says he is greatly
injured & hath sustained Damages to five, hundred
Dollars & there fore he sues &c.

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