Thomas Jefferson, a man of color v. Milton W. Hopkins, Doctor Samuel Prosser, and Charles Dexter
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4. That if the jury believe from the
evidence, that the plaintiff ThomasThomas Jefferson JeffersonThomas Jefferson was
taken to IllinoisIllinois and there held to labor by Dr. ProsserProsser or was by
him there kept or permitted to be kept at service and labor, the said
ProsserProsser was acting in violation of law and constitution,
of IllinoisIllinois, and he cannot, shield himself from
the effect of that violation, by setting up title to plttf subsequently
acquired