Joe, a black man vs. Colman Duncan, James Duncan
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
The state of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County
greeting

We command you to summon ColemanColeman Duncan DuncanColeman Duncan and
JamesJames Duncan DuncanJames Duncan that they be and appear before the judge of
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next term there of to be held at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis on the
fourth monday of july next then and there to answer to
Joe a free Negro boy held in slavery of a plea of Trespass
to the Damage of said plantiff 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 this ninth day of June in the year 1830

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk