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Eliza: Freedom Suit, Petersburg City (Part 2 of 2)

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Town of Petersburg to Wit: Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancey for the said Town- Jack, sometimes called Jack Major a pauper complains of David Donnan Sr. in custody &c for that the said David Donnan Sr.on the "[blank]" day of "[blank]" in the year of our Lord "[blank]" at the Town of Petersburg, with force and arms , to wit with swords, staves and knives on him the said Jack did make an assault; and him the said Jack did then and there beat wound, ill treat and imprison, and him the said Jack there in prison without any reasonable cause and contrary to law a long to wit-- did detain and other outrages on him then and there committed against the peace of the commonwealth--and to the damage of the said Jack of Fifteen Hundred Dollars--and therefore he brings suit-- &c Wallace &}pq Birchett