George Johnson v. Reubem Bartlett
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State of MissouriMissouri
Saint LouisSt Louis County
In the St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1852

George JohnsonGeorge Johnson vsReubenReuben BartlettBartlett

Defendant de
murs to the
petition of the
Plaintiff because it does not state
facts sufficient to constitute a cause
of action in this to wit
That said Petition alleges that âthe
Defendant on the eight day of September last seized the Plaintiff and
has ever since and does now claim
and hold the said Plaintiff in cus
tody as the lawful slave and ser
vant of him the said ReubenReuben Bart
lettâ without alleging in said Petition any place
County or State where said seizure
claiming and holding of Plaintiff
by Defendant took place.

Defendant prays to be dismissed
with his costs and charges.

John Bruce Thompson
Defts Atty