Catherine, Felix, William, and Minta, persons of color ve. Thomas Hundley, D. Pattison, and William Russell
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Ss

In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1843

Catherine FelixCatherine Felix William
Minta Persons of Colour
Thomas Hundley and
D. S. Pattison & Wm. H. Russell

Catherine FelixCatherine Felix William & Minta persons of colour
Plaintiffs in this suit by R.S. Blennerhassett their
attorney complain of Thomas Hundley &D.S. Pattison Wm H. Russell
defendants for that the said defendants to wit on
the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three at the county
aforesaid with force & arms did then & there wrong-
fully & falsely imprison them the said Plaintiffs
without any reasonable probable on lawful cause
whatever, and them so then & there imprisoned and Keep
and detain for a long space of time to wit for the
space of four months, and the said plaintiffs aver
that before and at the time of the said wrongful false
& unlawful imprisonment they and each of them were and
still are free persons and the Defts held & as still hold
them in slavery To the damage of the since plaintiffs of
one Dollar & therefore they bring suit &c

R S Blennerhassett hand &
Deffs atty -