Virginia vs. Francis Menard
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The state of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Sct.

To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting

We command you as we have heretofore commanded 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 July 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

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said Court at
office this Twenty third day of May One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk