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

To the Sheriff of the County of FranklinCounty of Franklin

We command you to summon John Butter and BetsyBetsy his wife impleaded with
Rufus PettiboneRufus Pettibone , Charles B HattonCharles B Hatton and SallySally his wife Owen WingfieldOwen Wingfield and SallySally his
wife IssacIssac Voteau VoteauIssac Voteau JohnJohn Whitset WhitsetJohn Whitset alias WhitesidesWhitesides Mitchel HattonMitchell Hatton and AnneAnne his wife
Michael SanfordMichael Sanford and TheresaTheresa his wife JohnJohn Whitset WhitsetJohn Whitset alias Whitesides, Lucinda
whitset alias whitesides that they be and appear before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit 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 unto MalindaMalinda a free
Girl of color coho 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 four 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 eighteen hundred and twenty four

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk