James Talbot, a man of colour v. Delford Benton, James C. Music, and Prudence Music
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Daniel Talbot
a man of color
vs
JamesJames C Music
PrudencePrudence Music DelfordDelford BentonBenton

In St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

Gustavus A BirdGustavus A Bird on
his oath says he is informed & beleives
that some time in the night time on
or about June last said plaintiff was
taken in a clandestine manner &
removed forcibly from the Jurisdiction of
this court this has good grounds
to suspect & believe & does suspect &
believe that DelfordDelford BentonBenton aforesaid
aided by others so took & removed said
plaintiff. This has been
informed & believes that said BentonBenton
St CharlesSt CharlesFerrywith said Plaintiff
that he staid at St CharlesSt Charles one
night about June last & put said
plaintiff in jail for safe keeping &
the next day left there on Board of
of a SteamBoatbound up the MissouriMissouri
riverwith said plaintiff on board

Sworn to & Subscribed in open
court this 30th Nov 1839

Jn RulandJohn Ruland clerk

G A BirdG A Bird