Nancy vs. Isaac Voteau
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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 summonIsaacIsaac Voteau VoteauIsaac Voteau , that
he be and appear before the judge of our superior court of our
Territory of MissouriMissouri, at our said superior court to be held in and for
the said Territory for the Northern Circuit of the said Territory at
the town of St LouisSt Louis on the fourth Monday in March next
them and there in our said court before our Judges after and to
aforesaid to
answer unto NancyNancy a free girl held and Slavery, in a plea
of trespass assault and 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 SilasSilas Bent BentSilas Bent Esquire
presiding Judge of our said court at St LouisSt Louis this
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.B. s.c.n.g.