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Albemarle County Sct Patrick (a free negroe) other wise called Patrick Johnson complains of Robert Battles in custody &c of a plea of trespass vi et armis for that whereas the sd Deft on the [blank] day of [blank] in the year 1804 at the parish of County aforesd, by an assault upon the body of the Plff then & there being [did?] make, & the sd Plff then & there with weapons towit with fists sticks staves &c did greivously wound beat & injure so that his life was greatly dispaired of for many days - and other injuries to the Plff did then & there commit, to the injury of the Plff & therefore he sues. D Carr pq