David Shipman vs. Stephen Smith
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of said County Greeting

We command you 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 LouisCounty of St Louis on the fourth monday of July next then and
there to answer unto DavidDavid Shipman a free mulatto boy of a plea of trespass to
his damage 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 Ninth day of May in the year 1827

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk