Lewis vs. Phebe Whitesides
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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 PhobePhobe Whitesides WhitesidesPhobe Whitesides , alias
PruittPruitt that she be and appear before they judges of our Superior CourtSuperior Court
of our Territory of MissouriMissouri at our said Superior CourtSuperior Court to the held in and
for 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 said
Court before our judges afoursaid to answer into LewisLewis a free boy â
held inslavery, in a plea of trespassassault and battery and false
imprisonment, to his damage five hundred dollars - and have you
then and there this writ, and certify to our said court how you
create the sameâ

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Witness the Honorable SilasSilas Bent BentSilas Bent Esquirepresiding
Judge of our said Court at St LouisSt Louis the 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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