Henry Jackson, a person of color, vs. James O. Fraser
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State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
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In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1842

HenryHenry JacksonJackson a person of Color, by his attorneys and by cause of court according to the statute com-
plains of James V Fraser, of a plea of trespass, for
false imprisonment, For that whereas the said defendant
on the twenty ninth day of March in the year eighteen hundred and forty two with force and armes of the county
aforesaid made on assault upon the said plaintiff
and then and there beat, bruised and ill-treated him
the said plaintiff and then and there imprisoned
and detained him and kept detained and held
him the said plaintiff in prison from
that time until now against the will of the said
plaintiff
and to below and other wrongs to the said plaintiff then and there the peace of the state
And the said plaintiff avers that before and at the
time of the committing of the grievances afore-
said he was and still is a free person, and
that the defendant held and still holds him
the said defendant in slavery wherefore
the said plaintiff so the he both been agreed and damaged in the sum of
five hundred dollars and therefore by he
brings his suit &c.

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