Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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State of MissouriMissouri
St LouisSt Louis

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court of
St Louis County Nov. Term 1842.

Peirre a man of Color complains of GabrielGabriel S Chouteau
S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau of a plea of trespass for that the said defendant
Gabriel SGabriel S Chouteau . ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau , on the first day of November eighteen hundred and forty two, made an assault upon the said
Plaintiff, to wit at the County aforesaid and then and
then beat, bruised and ill treated him, the said plaintiff
and then and there imprisoned him the said plaintiff and
detained him in prison there, without any reasonable or probably cause whatsoever, for a long time to wit
for the space of twenty four hours, then next following
contray to the laws of the said state and the will of the
said plaintiff: and the said plaintiff avers that before
and at the time of the committing of the grievancesaforesaid
by the said defendant, he was is a free person
and that the said defendant held hold the said plaintiff, in salvery. To the plaintiff damage
one hundred dollars and therefore he brings said:

WilsonWilson Primm &
P. B. Murdoch
attys for pltf.