Patrick Henry vs. Garland Rucker
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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of St.LouisCounty of St LouisSs.

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

We command you to summon Garland RuckerGarland Rucker that he
be and appear before tha 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
November next then and there to answer unto PatrickPatrick
HenryHenry a free boy of color under the age of twenty one years
who is permitted by the Court to sue by Maria WhitenMaria Whiten his
next friend as a poor person of a plea of trespass where-
-fore
the said PatrickPatrick HenryHenry by his next friend aforesaid
says he is greatly injuired by him the said GarlandGarland and
hath sustained Damage 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
Circut CourtCircuit Court at office this 20th day of August 1829

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk