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1835 Jul Case Number 10 - Wilson, Daniel, a man of color v. Melvin, Edmund
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Series - Freedom Suits
Year - 1835
Term of Court - Jul
Case Number - 10
Plaintiff - Wilson, Daniel, a man of color
Defendant - Melvin, Edmund
Action - Trespass, assault & battery, 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 -
District -
Action Notes -
General Notes - Daniel Wilson, slave of Edmond Melvin, hired out in Illinois, while Melvin & family passed through to Missouri; new trial, evidence not considered, jury instructed improperly; Supreme Court verdict.