Sydney (a man of color) v. Thomas White& Newton White

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Sydney (a man of color) v. Thomas White& Newton White
Case Date: 
1852
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Trespass with Force of Arms

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
40
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Cause of action in this case is listed as "trespass with force and arms." Sydney (a man of color) is sued for his damages in the amount of $10,000. Sydney is a free man of color who is the son of a woman named Philis who has been given her freedom. Sydney claims that Thomas and Newton White assaulted, bruised, and imprisoned him against his will. Topics of interests in this case: slavery, free men of color.