Edmund vs. John Reynolds,
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In the St LouisSt Louis circuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Set.

July Term 1828

EdmundEdmund a free boy of Colour who is permitted by the Court to sue by
his next
friend as a poor person by his attorneyCharlessCharless assigned
as Counsel by the court, complains of John ReynoldsJohn Reynolds of
a plea of trespass for that the said defendant heretofore
to wit on the first day of January eighteen hundred and twenty eight, with force and arms at the city of St LouisSt Louis unlawfully
an assault did make upon the body of said EdmundEdmund
and then and then did beat bruise and ill-treat him said
EdmundEdmund and then and then imprisoned him said EdmundEdmund and
kept and detained him in prison without any reasonable or
probable cause whatsoever against the will of said EdmundEdmund
and has ever since kept and detained him said EdmundEdmund
in prison and still keeps and detains him in prison against
his will without any reasonable or probable cause
whatsoever contrary to the laws of this state
And the said plaintiff aver that before and at the
time of the committing of the said several grievances
he was and still is a free person, and that the defendant
holds and detained him in SlaveryAnd the said defendent
other wrongs then and there did to him said EdmundEdmund
against the peace and dignity of the state wherefore the said
EdmundEdmund says he is injured and has sustained damages
to the amount of one hundred dollars and
therefore he suesCharlessJr.Attyperquerente

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The State of missouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis

To the Sheriff of St Louis County greeting

We command you to summonJohn ReynoldsJohn Reynolds that he be and appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at
the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the county of St LouisSt Louis on the fourth monday
of July next then and there to answer unto EdmundEdmund a free boy of color of
a plea of Trespass wherefore the said EdmundEdmund says he is injured and hassustained
damages to the amount of one Hundred dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness ArchibaldArchibald gamble clerk of our said court at
office this 4th day of April 1828

ArchibaldArchibald gamble clerk

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No 55

st Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1828

EdmundEdmund
vs
JohnJohn Reynolds ReynoldsJohn Reynolds


This is an action of Trespass&
false imprison ment- damages
$ 100 Let a summonsissue

CharlessCharless Atty
for plaintiff

Filed 4thApril 1828

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

July 12.1828
JohnJohn Reynolds ReynoldsJohn Reynolds not found
in my county

R SimpsonR Simpson Shff