The State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis. ss.
To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting
We command you to summon FrancisFrancois Menard MenardFrancois Menard 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.LouisSt Louis within and for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis on the Fourth
Monday of March next then and there to answer unto VirginiaVirginia a free girl of color (who sues by AlexisAlexis Amelin AmelinAlexis Amelin her next friend)
of a plea of Trespass to the damage of said Plaintiff of Five Hundred
Dollars and have you then there this writ.
at Office this sixth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine
Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk