State of Missouri vs. Ben, a slave of William Clark
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis Ss
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County
Greeting

We command you to take BenjaminBenjamin
a slave of William ClarkWilliam Clark and him safely Reep
so that you have his body forthwith before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court now in session
at the city of St LouisSt Louis within and for the county
of St LouisSt Louis then and then to answer to an
Indictment found against him by the Grand
Jury of said county for the asault with intent
to kill - and have you then there this writ

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk
of our said court at Office the
twenty seventh day of November Eighteen hundred of twenty nine

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clark