Robert Stubbs v. William Burd
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State of MissouriMissouri
CountyCounty St Louis of St LouisCircuit Court
St LouisCounty St LouisCircuit CourtCircuit Court
Nov Term A D 1837

RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs by HudsonHudson his attorney complains of WilliamWilliam Burd
BurdWilliam Burd of a plea of trespass for that the said WilliamWilliam Burd
BurdWilliam Burd on the first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven
with force and arms at St LouisSt Louis in the county
of St LouisSt Louis made an assault upon the said Nancy
Robert Stubbs to wit at the County aforesaid and there
and then imprisoned the said RobertNancyStubbs and
kept & detainedhim the said RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs in person there without
any reasonable or probable cause whatever for a long
space of time to wit for the space of one month
the next following contrary to the laws of this state and
against the will of the said RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs and
the said RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs avers that before and at
the time he was and still is a free person and
that the said Willian Burd held and stillholds
him in slavery and other wrongs to the said
RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs then and there did against
the peace of this state and to the damage
of the said RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs one hundred dollars
therefore hebrings his suit

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Judgment confessed book 8 page 417

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No 522

St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
November Term 1837.

RobertRobert Stubbs StubbsRobert Stubbs
vs
William BurdWilliam Burd

This is a suit for freedom
let the usual upon

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Filed December 11th 1837

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk