Winny vs. Phebe Whitesides (alias Pruitt)
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
Northern Circuit

the United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Greeting -

You are commanded that you summon Phebe WhitesidesPhebe Whitesides alias Phebe PruittPhebe Pruitt that she be and appear
before the judges of our Superior CourtSuperior Court of our territory of MissouriMissouri at our said superiorCourt to be held in and for
the said territory in the Northern Circuit of the said territory at the Town of St LouisSt Louis on the fourth monday of
march next then and there in our court before our judges to answer unto WinnyWinny a free woman
held in slavery in a plea of Trespass and false imprisonment to her damage five hundred dollars
and have you then and there this writ and certify to our said court how you execute the same

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Witness the Honorable Silas BentSilas Bent Esquire Presiding judge, of our said arrest at StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis this fourteenth day of december in the year of our lord one thousand and eight hundred and eighteen and of our independance the forty third -

J. C. TurnerTurner clk S. C. N. C.