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1826 Nov Case Number 18 - Merry, John, a free man of color v. Tiffin, Clayton; Menard, Louis
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Series - Freedom Suits
Year - 1826
Term of Court - Nov
Case Number - 18
Plaintiff - Merry, John, a free man of color
Defendant - Tiffin, Clayton; Menard, Louis
Action - 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
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Action Notes -
General Notes - Merry legally born free in Cahokia, Illinois; denied freedom by circuit court; freed by Supreme Court; previous owners were Lewis Pinconneau and Andrew Shecksni.