Melinda vs. Rufus Pettibone
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County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisSs
The StateMissouri ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of said County Greeting.

We Command you to summon Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone , CharlesCharles B Hatton BCharles B Hatton .HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his wife
OwenOwen Wingfield WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally his wife, IssacIssac ,supplied>Voteau, John Butter and BetsyBetsy his wife
JohnJohn Whitset WhitsetJohn Whitset aliasWhitesidesMitchell Hatton and Ann his wife MichaelMichael Sanford SanfordMichael Sanford
and TheresaTheresa his wife. JohnJohn Whitset WhitsetJohn Whitset aliasWhitesidesLucindaWhitset alias WhitesidesWhitesides
that they be and appear before the Judge of our circuit court at the next term thereof
to be held at the city of St. LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis on the fourth Monday
in July next then and there to answer untoMalindaMalinda a free girl of color who is
permitted by the Court to sue by AlexanderAlexander Clark ClarkAlexander Clark her next friend as a poor person
of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiff of 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 second day of June 1825

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk.