Malinda and Nelly, Free Persons of Colour, by and through Their Next Friend, Beriah Cleland v. Robert Wilburn
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Sct
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting

We command you to summon Robert WilburnRobert Wilburn that
he be and appear before the Judge of our Circuit
Court Court at the next term thereof to be held at
the city of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county
of St LouisSt Louis on the first monday of October next then
and there to answer unto NellyNelly a free girl of colour
who sues by her next friend, Beriah ClelandBeriah Cleland of a plea
of trespass, assault and battery and false im pris
onment with force and arms to the damage of said NellyNelly
five hundred dollars & have you then there 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