Israel/Israil, a man of color vs. William Rector, Issac Luther
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of said County
Greeting

We command you to Summon WilliamWilliam Rector
that he be and appear before the Judge of Our CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at the next Term thereof to be held at the
City of S LouisS Louis within and for the county fo St LouisSt Louis
on the fourth Monday in March meet then and
there to answer unto IsrealIsrael a free man of color held
is slavery who is permitted by the court to sue by Au
gustus H EvansH Evans his real friend as a poor person of
a plea of trespas to the damage of said plain
tiff of Eight hundred dollars. And have you then there
this writ

Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of
our said Court of office this 14th day of February 1826.

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clark