Joseph Jefferson, a free man of Colour vs. James McKnight, William McCutcheon
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
The State of

To the Sheriff of said County Greeting

We command you to summon William McCutchenWilliam McCutchen 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 LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the Fourth Monday in March
next then and there to answer unto Joseph JeffersonJoseph Jefferson a free man of Color
who is permitted by the Court to sue as a poor person of a plea of Trespass
to the Damage of the said plaintiff of Eight hundred and Dollars and have you
then there this writ

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WitnessArchibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said Court
at office this Third day of February 1827

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk