Henry vs. William Dallam
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WilliamWilliam DallamDallam not found in
my County 12th Nov 1831


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No 8

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1831

Hennry (by next friend)
vs
WilliamWilliam DallamDallam
Declaration

Filed 26th July 1831

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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This is an action of trespass
assault â battery of false
imprisonment Damage
$ 500
Issue or
summons

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In the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, Set, November Term 1831

HenryHenry a boy of colour and an infant
under the age of twenty one years by GeorgeGeorge Brown BrownGeorge Brown
his next friend complains of WilliamWilliam DallamDallam
of a plea of trespassassault â battery â false
imprisonment, for that heretofore, to wit,
on the second day of July in the year Eighteen hundred â thirty one at the county of aforesaid,
the said Defendant with force and arms made an
assault upon the said plaintiff â then â there â
beat wounded â ill treated the said plaintiff
and there â there with force â arms falsely and unlawfully
imprisoned the said plaintiff â Kept him
â detained him in prison there without any lawful
authority or cause for a long space of time,
to wit for the space of ten days there next resuming
- and said plaintiff further says that
before â at the time of the committing of the
said several grievances he was â still is a free
person â that said Defendant held and detained â still holds
â detains him in slavery wherefore the said
plaintiff says he is greatly injured â hath
sustained damage to fivehundred Dollars
and therefore he sues â etc

JohnJohn Newman NewmanJohn Newman Esq

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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis. ss

To the Sheriff of the county of Saint LouisSt Louis
Greeting

We Command you to summon WilliamWilliam DallamDallam 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 LouisSt Louis within and for the County of SaintCounty of Saint Louis
LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the fourth Monday of November next then and there to answer
unto HenryHenry a boy of color and infant under the age of twenty one years
by George BrownGeorge Brown his next friend of a plea of trespass assault and battery
of false imprisonment to the damage of the said plaintiff of Five hundred dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at Office this Twenty Sixth day of July One thousand Eight Hundred and thirty one

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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copy of the order of the Judge permitting plaintiff to sue

State of MissouriMissouri- Third Judicial Circuit to wit; It is hereby ordered that
on the foregoing petition that the subscribers thereto HenryHenry SallySally and MargaretMargaret
be permitted to sue as poor persons by George BrownGeorge Brown their next friend to establish
their right to freedom and JohnJohn Newman NewmanJohn Newman Esq is assigned as their counsel it
is also ordered moreover that said HenryHenry SallySally and MargaretMargaret shall have
reasonable liberty to attend their counsel and the court when occasion may
require â that said HenryHenry SallySally and MargaretMargaret shall not be removed out of
the Jurisdiction of the Circuit court of St Louis County nor be subjected to any
severity because of their application for freedom- Swon under my hand
this 22 day of July A,D, 1831

WillWill C CarrCarr