Thomas Scott, a man of color v. James Harrison
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State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri,
St. LouisCircuit Court CountyCounty St Louis

St. LouisCounty St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Courtnovember term,AD 1848

ThomasThomas scott, a man of color, plaintiff in this suit complains
of James HarrisonJames Harrison the defendant in this suit of a plea
of trespass,

For that the said defendant on the first day day of October AD eighteen hundred and forty seven
with force and arms assaulted, the plaintiff at
the county aforesaid, and then and there ill treated
him, and thene and there imprisoned, him and
kept and detained him in slavery without any
reasonable or probable cause whatsoever for a
long time - to wit- for the space of five months
then next following, contrary to the land of this state and against the will of said plaintiff

And said plaintiff that at the time of the commit-
ting of the grievances, aforesaid by said defendant he, the said plaintiff was, and still is a free person, and that said defendant held and
still holds, him in slavery

And other wrongs to the said plaintiff then and
there did against the peace and to the damage
of said plaintiff of $300 and therefore he brings his suit.

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