Milly, a black woman, for herself and her two infant children, Eliza and Bob v. Mathias Rose
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Territory of MissouriMissouri country of St.LouisSt Louis

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of Country greeting.

We Command you to Summon Mathias
RoseRose that he be and appear before the Judge of
our court at the next term thereof to be
held at the town of St. LouisSt Louiswithin and for the
County of S LouisCounty of S Louis on the first Monday of August
next then and there to answer unto MillyMilly a free woman held in slavery and who is permitted by the
court to sue as a poor person of a plea of
trespass to the damage of said MillyMilly of five
hundred Dollars. And have you then there this writ

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Witness ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk
of the said court at office in
St.LouisSt Louis this tenth of may eighteen hundred of nineteen and of our in dependence

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk