Molly Rector vs. John Bivens
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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Ss.

To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting

We command you to summon JohnJohn Bivens BivensJohn Bivens that he be and appear before the Judge
of our Circuit court at the next term thereof to be held at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within
and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the Fourth Monday of November next then & there
to answer unto MollyMolly Rector & free woman of color who is permitted by the Court to sue by
Louis ALouis A Benoist BenoistLouis A Benoist her next friend as a poor person of a plea of trespass to the Damage
of the said MollyMolly of five hundred dollars and have you then there this writ-

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Witness ArchibaldArchibald Clerk of our said Court at office this
Fourteenth day of September 1827

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk