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1821 Apr Case Number 191 - Sarah, a free girl v. Hatton, Michael
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Series - Freedom Suits
Year - 1821
Term of Court - Apr
Case Number - 191
Plaintiff - Sarah, a free girl
Defendant - Hatton, Michael
Action - Trespass, false imprisonment
Verdict - Freedom Suit - Plaintiff won case and freedom. Decision may have been reversed on appeal.
Office - St Louis City Circuit Court Clerk
Court of Record -
Case Type - Civil
Territory - Missouri
District -
Action Notes -
General Notes - Plaintiff was daughter of Winny and born in Illinois; defendant allegedly moved Winny and plaintiff to Missouri, although under Illinois law, plaintiff was free; precedents/reasons for dismissal included; alleged imprisonment without cause.
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