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 [ Francois MenardFrancis ]MenardFrancois Menard that he be and before the
Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at the city of StSt Louis.
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 Victorie 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