Tempe, a black woman v. Risden H. Price
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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit,


The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you
personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court
of our territory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis
testify and the truth to tell in a certain case
then and there to be tried, and wherein TempeTempe , a Blackwoman, is
plaintiff and Risdon HRisdon H Price,
defendant on the part of the said defendant,
and from day to day until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the
said court without the leave there of-and of this fail not at your peril and our sheriff of our coun-
ty of st louisSt Louis is hereby commanded, then and there to make return of this our writ
and certify to our said court how he executes the same.

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Witness the Honorable Silas BentSilas Bent ,
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this thirteenth day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of our independence the forty fourth