Peter, a slave vs. James Walton
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louissct:

The state of

To the Sheriff of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis Greeting

We Command you to summon James WaltonJames Walton 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 Saint 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 PeterPeter in a plea
of trespass wherefore the said PeterPeter saith he is injured and
hath sustained damages to the amount 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 sixth day of June Eighteen Hundred and twenty nine

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk