Reuben, a man of color v. William Morrisson
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permitting Book 7 page 202

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ReubenReuben
vs
Wm Morrison

Petition to sue in
form a

filed April 20 1834

A GambleArchibald Gamble clk

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The petitioner is permitted
to sue as


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lawful
circuit court of St Louis County

MissouriMissouri a man of color
aged about thirty five and was free in
South CarolinaCarolina and was taken into IllinoisIllinois
by
andand as a slave that
WilliamWilliam Morison of IllinoisIllinois had
possession of andfurther
IllinoisIllinois hein the said county
and state until he was
state of MissouriMissouri where he was
that he was then IllinoisIllinois
andthe said william Morison to
the Countyheand
and then was brought back to the
state of IllinoisIllinois, that in
and by the said WilliamWilliam Morison
or in the possession of a Johnwho
commanded thenbed
saidand
as a slave, that the said John

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possession of hisand that
isin the possession of the said
Johnwho claimsas a slave and

that he is
& pardon prays for MissouriMissouri
his right to theand further prays
that this
the said WilliamWilliam
Morison and Johnwhen he
furtheris your petition
the of this

Sworn to and subscribed
before me this 1st day ofAprilAD 1834
Patrick WalshPatrick Walsh
Justice of the Peace

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ReubenReuben his mark Morrisson
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No 20

Saint LouisSt Louis Cireuit Court July Term 1834

ReubenReuben a man of
color
vs MorissonMorisson & Swan

This is an action of
assault & battery &
for free
from the clerk write
upon process


Filed8th. may 1834

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk

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Executed this writ on John C Swan by reading it
& the declaration to him in the city of St. LouisSt Louis
on the 3rd day of may 1834WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison not
found in my county

John K WalkerJohn K Walker Shff

by

J BrothertonJames Brotherton D Shff

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Service $ 1 00
non est 50
$ 1.50

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July1834

St LouisSt Louiscounty to wit ReubenReuben MorissonMorisson
a man of color of of WilliamWilliam MorissonMorisson
and John C Swan of a
for that the said WilliamWilliam MorissonMorisson and
John C. Swan on the first day of April in the year 1834 with and
made an oath for the said ReubenReuben
MorissonMorisson to wit at the county of st Louis
and then and therethe said Reu
ben a great many and
and then and there inprisoned the said
ReubenReuben and left and
there without any reasonable
whatsoever for aspace ofto wit
space of two days
following to and against
will of the said ReubenReuben MorissonMorisson
the said ReubenReuben that before and at
of of the said

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was and still is a free person
and the defendants sold and detained and
still sold and detained him in slavery
whereby the said ReubenReuben MorissonMorisson
has been breatly bruised wounded and
to to wit at the county of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis and other
wrongs and there did against
of the state and to the damage of
the plaintiff five hundred dollars and there

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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis. ss

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis Greeting

We command you to summon WilliamWilliam Morrison MorrisonWilliam Morrison and John C Swan that
they be and appear before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next July term
thereof to be held at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the
fourth monday of July next then and there to answer unto ReubenReuben MorissonMorisson
a man of color of a plea of tresspass to the damage of the 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 first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and thirty four

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk