Thadeus Alonzo, a boy of color v. John H. Sparr, Samuel Hobart, and George H.C. Mellody
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In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July term 1842.

State of MissouriMissouri
St. Louis County ss.

Thadeus AlonzoThadeus Alonzo , a boy of color
who sues by his next friend Chesley EvansChesley Evans complains of John
H. Sparr, George CharlesGeorge Charles , SamuelSamuel HobartHobart & George HGeorge H .C.
MellodyMelody of a plea of trespass and false imprisonment &c
For that the said defendants on the twenty eighth day of April in the year eighteen hundred and forty two at the
County aforesaid upon said plaintiffs an assault did
make and him the said plaintiff did strike bruise and
otherwise ill treat and him then and there did
imprison & so detained him in imprisonment for a long
time to wit from the day & year last aforesaid to this day
contrary to the statutes in such case made and provided
and against the peace and dignity of the state aforesaid.
And the said plaintiff avers that before and at the
time of the committing of the grievances aforesaid, he
the said Thadeus AlonzoThadeus Alonzo was and still in a free
person, and that the said defendants held and still
hold him in slavery.
To the plaintiffs damage
one dollar & therefore he brings suit &c.

King & Murdoch.
Plffs Attys.