Sarah v. Michael Halton
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
Northern Circuit

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of the county
of St LouisSt Louis Geeting-

You are commanded that You summonMichaelMichael Halter that he
be and appear before the judges of our Superior CourtSuperior Court of our Territory of
MissouriMissouri at our said Superior CourtSuperior Court to be held in and for the said
Territory at the town of St LouisSt Louis in the Northern Circuit on the
fourth monday in March next then and there in our said court
before our judges to answer unto SarahSarah a free girl of color held in salvery
in a plea of trespass assault and batteryand false imprisonment
to her damage five hundred dollars-and have you then and
there this writ and certify to our said court for you
execute the same-

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Witness the Honorable
residing Judge of our said court at St LouisSt Louisthis-
fourteenth day of december in the year of our lord one thousand and eight hundred and eighteen and of our
Independence the forty third

J C TurnerTurner Clk S. C. N. C.