John Colter vs. Edward Hempstead
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Territory of LouisianaLouisiana
District of Saint LouisDistrict of Saint Louis

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica
to the Sheriff of the district of SaintSt Louis
LouisSt Louis greeting

We command you to summons EdwardEdward Hempstead HempsteadEdward Hempstead of the goods and Chattels, rights and Credits of
Meriwether Levis deceased if he may be found within your
Bailiwick that he be and appear before the judges of our Court
of Common pleas to the holden at the Town of Saint LouisSt Louis in
and for the district of Saint LouisSt Louis on the first Monday of
November next then there to answer unto John Colter of a
plea of on the case to the damage of the said John
Cotter the Sum of Six hundred dollars and have you
then there this writ

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Witness the Honob. Silas BentSilas Bent , Esquire
presiding judgesaid
town of Saint LouisSt Louis aforesaid this
fourteenth day of September in the year of One thousand Eight hundred and Ten
and of our Independence the thirty