Matilda, a free woman of color v. Charles St. Vrain
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
The State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of StLouis County Greeting-

We command you to summon CharlesCharles St. Vrain that he be and
appear before the Judge of our CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court at the next-
term thereof to be here at the city of StLouisSt Louis within and
for the county of StLouisSt Louis on the fourth monday of March
instant- then and there to answer unto MatildaMatilda a woman
of color ( who sues by SarahSarah a free woman, her next friend.)
of a plea of [ trespap ][ apault ]& Battery & false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff of three hundred dollars. and
have you then there this writ--

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archibald clerk of our
said court at office the 9th day of march 1831

Archibald Gambler