Aspasia, a free woman of color vs. Francois Chouteau, Pierre Menard
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of St. Louis County Greeting

We command you to summon Pierre MenardPierre Menard (impleaded with
Francois ChouteauFrancois Chouteau ) 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 St. LouisSt Louis within
and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis on the fourth monday of july next
then and there to answer unto AspasiaAspasia of a plea of Trespass with
force and arms wherefore the said AspasiaAspasia saiththat she has sustained damage from the said Peter MenardPeter Menard and Francois ChouteauFrancois Chouteau
to the sum of one thousand Dollars and have you then there this

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Witnes Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble clerk of our said
Court office this twenty fifth day of March One thousand eight Hundred and twenty eight

ArchibaldArchibald gamble Clerk