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

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

We command you as we before commanded you that you SummonAugusteAugust Chouteau ChouteauAugust Chouteau that he
be and appear before our Judges of our SuperiorSuperior Court CourtSuperior Court of our Territory of MissouriMissouri at our said Superior CourtSuperior Court to
be held in and for the northern circuit of the said Territory at the Town of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis, on the third Monday
of September next, then and there in our said court before our Judges aforesaid, to answer unto Maine a free Mulatto girl held in Slavery, who sues by MargueriteMarguerite a free black woman, her mother & next friend in a plea of Trespass, assault & battery & false imprisonment, to her damage five
hundred dollars and have You there and this writ and certify to our said court how You execute
this writ

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Witness the Honorable Presiding Judge of our said court at St LouisSt Louis the twenty sixth day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of our independence the forty third.

H. Danue Dc. n.c,