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

To the Sheriff of St Loius County

We command you to summon Robert WilburnRobert Wilburn
that he be and appear before the judge of our
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis within for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
on the first monday of October next then and
there to answer to MalindaMalinda a free person of colour who
sues by BeriahBeriah Cleland ClelandBeriah Cleland her next friend of a plea of trespass-
Assault & Battery and false imprisonment with
force and arms to the damage of said plaintiff five hundred dollars and have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk
of our said Court at office this 11th day of June 1823.

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk