Charles, a man of color v. Belina Christy and Melanie Christy
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In Circuit CourtCircuit Court of St Louis County
March Term 1841

State of MissouriMissouri
St Louis County ss.

CharlesCharles a man of color
complains of BelinaBelina Christy ChristyBelina Christy of a plea of
trespass, for that the said defendant
on the first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one, at St LouisSt Louis to wit at the County
aforesaid made an assault upon the said
plaintiff, and then and there imprisoned
him the said plaintiff and kept and detained
him in prison there, without any reasonable
or probable cause whatsoever for a long
time to wit for the space of twenty three
days there next following, contrary to
the laws of this state and against the
will of the said plaintiff. To the damage
of the said plaintiff one dollar and
therefore he brings suit &C.

Risque Murdoch & King
Attys for Plff