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


The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to WilliamWilliam Smith
SmithWilliam Smith and Greeting

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each,
of 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
on the twenty fifth day of aprilnext being the second day of the april term of our said court, to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case
then and there to be tried, and wherein TempeTempe , a free woman,
plaintiff and Risdon HRisdon H Price,
defendant on the part of the said plaintiff
and from day to day until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the
said court without the leave thereof-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 twenty seventh day ofMarch in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of our independence the forty fourth