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Year
Term
Case Number
Plaintiff
Defendant
Case Action
Case Notes
 
1814 
Feb 
Tarleton, William, a black man 
Horine, Jacob 
Trespass, assault & battery, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Plaintiff also known as Bill or Billy; wounded, abused and imprisoned; sued for $1,000.
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1818 
Oct 
111 
Jack, a free man 
Harris, Barnabas 
False imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Plaintiff originally owned by Eusebius Hubbard; includes document freeing Jack upon Hubbard's death and copy of marriage contract; other slaves mentioned: Lucy, Milly, Hannah, Charlotte, Judy, Barn, Archibald, Matt, Tye, Jack, Malinda, Larry, Lark.
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1818 
Oct 
 
Arch, a black man 
Harris, Barnabas 
Petition for judgment affirming status as free man 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Plaintiff originally in the possession of Eusebius Hubbard; other slaves mentioned were Lucy, Milly, Hannah, Charlotte, Judy, Barn, Jack, Matt, Malinda, Larry, Lark, Tye; no case number assigned; filed the same day as Jack.
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1819 
Aug 
20 
Milly, a free woman 
Rose, Mathias 
Trespass, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Milly's children Elizabeth, four years old and Bob, two years old; moved from Illinois.
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1820 
Aug 
70 
Winny, a woman of color 
Donner, Samuel 
Trespass with force & arms 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Formerly owned by Jennings Beckwith; emancipated and sold as an indentured servant to defendant for $300; plaintiff alleged defendant forced menial labor and imprisoned for 5 days; claimed to have paid defendant money for freedom toward the price of $350.
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1821 
Apr 
195 
Jerry, a free man of color 
Hatton, Charles 
Trespass, assault & battery, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Plaintiff free but held in slavery, was son of Winny who was set free in NW Territory, "now Illinois;" damages $500.
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1821 
Apr 
196 
Daniel, a free man 
Whitesides, John 
Trespass, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Plaintiff was son of Winny.
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1821 
Apr 
182 
Laban, a black man 
Price, Risdon H. 
Trespass, assault & battery, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Former slave of William Clark in Kentucky, brought to Illinois where sold to Simon Vanordale; plaintiff was husband of Tempe.
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1821 
Apr 
194 
Jenny, a free girl 
Musick, Robert 
Trespass, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Plaintiff was daughter of Winny.
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1821 
Apr 
197 
Hannah, a free girl of color 
Whitesides, Phebe 
Trespass, assault & battery, false imprisonment 
Series - Freedom Suits
General Notes - Defendant also known as Pruitt; plaintiff was daughter of Winny.
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