Archibald Barnes, an infant of color, by and through his next friend, Peter Charleville v. John Berry Meachum
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St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

ArchibaldArchibald Barnes BarnesArchibald Barnes
vs,
BerryBerry Meachum MeachumBerry Meachum

And the said defendant
by his attorney comes and defends the the wrong
and injury when &.c. and says that he
is not gulity of the said supposed trespas-
ses above laid to his charge & of this
he puts himself upon the county &.C.

And for further plea he says that the
said plaintiff was at the said times when
&.c. his slave & this he is ready to
verify, wherefore he prays
&.c.

&
attys for deft