Harry, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Alexander Clark v. Rufus Pettibonne, et al.
View original image: Page  001
[missing figure]

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Ss

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

HarryHarry a free boy of color held in slavery, who is
permitted by the court to sue by Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark
his next friend, as a poor person; who by his attor

nies Edward BatesEdward Bates and Jsaac C. Mc GirkMcGirk assigned as
counsel by said Court, Complains of RufusRufus Patte

bone, Charles B. Hattan, and SallySally his wife, Owensupplied>
Wingfield and SallySally his wife, Isaac VoteauIsaac Voteau , John
Butter and BetsyBetsy his wife, John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias Whitesides
Hatton and AnneAnne his wife. MichaelMichael
sanford and his wife, John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias
WhitesidesWhitesides jr. and LucindaLucinda whetset alias whitesides
of a plea of for that the said defend

ants heretofore, to wit, an the first day of Janu

ary in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred &
twenty five, with force and arms at the county
of St LouisSt Louis, unlawfully an assault did make in
and upon the body of the said HarryHarry , and
then and there beat and ill treated him
the said HarryHarry , and then and there imprisoned
him the said HarryHarry and Kept & detained him in prison
without any resonable or probable cause what
soever, and have ever since kept and detained him
the said HarryHarry , and do still keep and detain him
in prison against his will, contrary to the
laws of this state, and other wrongs to the said
HarryHarry then and there did, against the peace of
this state wherefore
the said HarryHarry says he is greatly injured &
has sustained damage to the amount of five
hundred dollars, and therefore he sues &c

Bates & Mc Girk
Attys for Plff

View original image: Page  002
[missing figure]

The State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Sct

To the Sheriff of St Louis County.. Greeting :

We command you to summon Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone , Charles B. HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his wife
OwenOwen Wingfield WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally his wife Isaac VoteauIsaac Voteau , John Butter andBetsyBetsy his wife, JohnJohn Whitset
WhitsetJohn Whitset alias Whitesides, Mitchell Hatton and AnneAnne his wife MichaelMichael sanford and TheresaTheresa
his wife JohnJohn Whitset WhitsetJohn Whitset alias Whitesides Jr. and Lucinda WhitsetLucinda Whitset alias WhitesidesWhitesides that they
be and appear before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at the
city of St LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the fourth Monday in July next then
and there to answer unto HarryHarry a free boy of color who is permitted by the court to sue
Alexander ClarkAlexander Clark his not friend as a poor person of a plea of to the damage
of said plaintiff of five hundred Dollars and have you then these this writ.

[missing figure]
Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
court at office this second day of June 1825

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

View original image: Page  002
[missing figure]
No 14

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

HarryHarry
vs
RufusRufus Pittibone

To the clerk
This is an action of
Assault & and Battery and
false imprisonment
Issue a Summons
for Defendants

Bates & Mc Girk
Attys P.J.

filed 2nd June 1825

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk

27
[missing figure]
View original image: Page  002
[missing figure]

Served this writ on IsaacIsaac Voteau
VoteauIsaac Voteau on the ninth day,
of July 1825 by reading it
to him- on MichaelMichael Sanford SanfordMichael Sanford
& Whereas his wife in the city of
st Louis by reading the same to them
on the 6th of the same month
The writ are not found in my county- neither have they a place
of abode in my county, known to me
at which I could have a copy hereof
July 9th 1825

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Sheriff

Service .. $ 3.00 12 non ests .. 6.00 $ 9.00
View original image: Page  003
[missing figure]

In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1825

No 14

HarryHarry
vs.
RufusRufus Petterbone Stal

The within is a counterpart of the
writ issued to the sheriff of the county
of St LouisSt Louis 2nd June 1825

Arch. Gamble Clerk

27
To FranklinFranklin
View original image: Page  003
[missing figure]

The State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis Ss

To the Sheriff of the county of FranklinFranklin
Greeting:

We command you to summon John Butter and Betsey his wife impleaded
with Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone , Charles B HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his wife, OwenOwen Wingfield WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally
his wife IssacIssac Voteau VoteauIssac Voteau John WhitsetJohn Whitset alias Whitesides Mitchell Hatton and AnneAnne
his wife, Michael SanfordMichael Sanford and thereon his wife John Whitest alias WhitesidesWhitesides
and LucindaLucinda Whitset WhitsetLucinda Whitset alias WhitesidesWhitesides that they be and appear before the Judge of our
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at the city of St LouisSt Louis within and for
the county of St LouisSt Louis on the fourth Monday in July next then and there to answer
into HarryHarry a free boy of color who is permitted by the court to sue by AlexanderAlexander Clark
ClarkAlexander Clark his next friend as a poor person of a plea of to the damage of said
plaintiff of five hundred dollars and have you then there this writ.

[missing figure]
Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Court at office this second day of June 1825

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

View original image: Page  004
[missing figure]
View original image: Page  005
[missing figure]
HarryHarry
vs
PettibonePettibone &
others

And said Levi administrator
of said RufusRufus & a said Landford's & wife
came and defined the force and injury when
& , & say that they are not, nor is either
of them guitly of the
imprisonment
and wrongs in manner & from as in said
declaration alleged & of this they put them

selves upon the country & C.

&
for deft

View original image: Page  006
[missing figure]

HarryHarry
vs
PettibonePettibone & others

Plea

filed April 12th 1826

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk

27
[missing figure]