Milly v. Stephen Smith
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County of St Louis
This State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of said County Greeting

We command to summon Stephen SmithStephen Smith that he be and appear before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit 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 LouisSt Louis on the Fourth
Monday of July next then and there to answer unto MillyMilly a free Mullatto
woman held in slavery who is permitted by the court to sue as a poor
person of a plea of trespass to the damage of said plaintiff of Five hundred
dollars and have your then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said court
at office this Ninth day of May on the year 1827

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk