Marie, a mulatto girl v. Auguste Chouteau
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
Nothern Circuit

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

We command You that You summonAugusteAuguste P. ChouteauPierre Chouteau that he be and appear before the Judges of
our Superior CourtSuperior Court of our Territory of MissouriMissouri, at our said SuperiorSuperior Court court to be held in and for the Northern Circuit
of the said Territory at the Town of St LouisSt Louis, on the fourth Monday in March next, then and there in our
said court before our Judges aforesaid, to answer unto MarieMarie a free Mulatto girl, held in slavery who sues by
MargueriteMarguerite a free Black woman, her next friend, 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 executed the same

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Witness the honorable JohnJohn B BJohn B C LucasLucas Esquire Presiding Judge of our said court at
St LouisSt Louis this eighth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & eighteen and of our independence the forty third

H. Danue