Freedom Suits

Date  Mar  1831
Case Number 53
Plaintiff  Cary, a man of color
Defendant Wilder, Benjamin
Case Action Trespass, assault & battery, false imprisonment
Action Notes damages $1,000

General Notes - Plaintiffs claimed he was a slave of Thomas J. Vaughn 9 years prior & moved to Galena, IL to work in mines & digging; defendant then claimed him as a slave, hired an Enoch Price as captain of Steamboat "St. Louis" & took plaintiff to New Orleans

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