Malinda and Nelly, people of color, by and through their next friend, Beriah Cleland v. Robert Wilburn
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County ofCounty of St Louis St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff of St Louis CountyâGreeting:

You are hereby commanded to Summon
WilliamWilliam M Downs
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper person before the Judge of
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the forthwithday of at the city of St. LouisSt Louis,
then and there to testify and the truth so say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said
court, wherein MalindaMalinda is plaintiff,
and Robert WilburnRobert Wilburn is defendant,
on the part of the plaintiff and have you then there this writ.

Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this Eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty four

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk, C. C.