State of Missouri vs. Ben, a slave of William Clark
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St Louis County--Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Benjamin O FallonBenjamin O'Fallon , DanielDaniel Bissell BissellDaniel Bissell , JamesJames
(a slave of W. RedmanRedman ) Rachel (a few woman at D. Bissell
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 23rd day of May, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our
said Court, wherein The State of MissouriMissouri is a plaintiff and
Ben (a Slave) is defendant on the part of the defendant
and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our siad CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, the fourteenth day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 31

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.