Jonathan, a man of color v. Marshall Brotherton, Joel Darrah, and Aza Willoughby
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JonathanJonathan of color
vs
MarshallMarshall Brotherton BrothertonMarshall Brotherton

The plaintiff asks the following
instructions.

1. If the jury believes from the evidence that JamesJames D Gleason D GleasonJames D Gleason
being a resident of MadisonMadison County IllinoisIllinois and the owner of JonathanJonathan the plaintiff as his slave, brought
him from the state of TennesseeTennessee into the county of MadisonMadison
in the state of IllinoisIllinois and there held him to labor and service
for several months that they will find for the plaintiff [oververtical ]

2.If the jury believe from the evidence that said GleasonGleason being
the owner of the plaintiff as his slave, took him from a
state in which slavery is allowed, to MadisonMadison County in the
state of IllinoisIllinois and there permitted the said JonathanJonathan , to
remain for several months at a time whether at work or not
that he is entitled to his freedom and they will find for the
plaintiff [oververtical ]

3.If the jury believe from the evidence that said GleasonGleason being
a citizen and resident of MadisonMadison County in the state of IllinoisIllinois and
owner of the plaintiff as his slave, whom he had hired in the city of
St LouisSt Louis in MissouriMissouri brought the said plaintiff while labouring under
disease and sickness from St LouisSt Louis in MissouriMissouri to MadisonMadison
County in IllinoisIllinois and there kept him for several months until his
recovery, that they will find for the plaintiff. [oververtical ]

4.If the jury believe, that the said GleasonGleason being the owner of
the said JonathanJonathan as his slave, kept the said JonathanJonathan in
MadisonMadison County IllinoisIllinois whether before his sickness or after his
recovery at labor for himself or permitted him there to remain
at labor for his Jonathan's benefit that they will find
for the plaintiff. [oververtical ]

5. That by the ordinance of of 1787 and the constitution
of the state of IllinoisIllinois slavery is prohibited in the territory
which forms that state and although the owner of a slave
may without affecting his rights in his slave while travelling
carry his slave property through that state yet there is
nothing in the law that justifies the idea that IllinoisIllinois[oververtical ]