Andrew, by and through his next friend, Celeste v. Peter Sarpy
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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court .
July November Term 1839.

County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis To wit:

AndrewAndrew by CelesteCeleste his mother and next friend
by leave of the court first had and obtained com-
plains of PeterPeter SarpySarpy of a plea of trespass for
false imprisonement. For that the said defen-
dant heretofore to wit on the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun-dred and thirty nine with force and arms
assaulted the said plaintiff to wit at the
county aforsaid and then and there beat bruised
and ill treated him and then and there im-
prisoned him and kept and detained him in
prison there without any reasonable or pro-
bable cause whatsoever, for a long term, to
wit: for the space of hours then next
following contrary to law and to the will
of the said plaintiff, and the said plaintiff
avers that before and at the time of the
committing of the grievances, was, and still
is, a free person and that the defendant
held and still holds him in slavery, and
other wrongs to the said plaintiff then and

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there did to the damage of the said plaintiff
two hundred dollars and therefore he brings
his suit &c.

F. W. Risque
Attorney for Plff