Malinda vs. Phebe Whitesides
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
Northern Circuit
Ss:

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

You are Commanded that you summon PhebePhebe Whitesides WhitesidesPhebe Whitesides alias-
, that she be and appear before the Judges of our superior court
of our Territory of MissouriMissouri at our said superior court to be held in and
for the Northern Circuit of the said Territory at the town of st. Louis on the fourth Monday in March next then and their in our
said court before our Judges to answer untoMalindaMalinda , a free
girl, held in slavery in a plea of trespass, assault & battery 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
Judge of our said court at St LouisSt Louis this fourteenth day of december in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and of our Independence
the forty third

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