Anson and Michael, persons of color, by and through their next friend, William Clark v. Elijah Mitchel
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State of MissouriMissouri
County ofCounty of Jefferson JeffersonCounty of Jefferson
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of said County " Greeting

We command you to summonElijah MitchelElijah Mitchel that he be
and appear before the Judge of ourCircuit CourtCircuit Court at the
next term thereof to be held at the town of Herculaneum
within and forsaid County on the thirdMonday of
July next. Then and there to answer unto MichaelMichael an
infant a boy of colour of a plea of trespass to the damage
of the said plaintiff five hundred dollars and have you
then there this writ.

Witness ChaunceyChauncey Smith SmithChauncey Smith Clerk of law suit
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at office thetwenty third day of May in the year 1832

ChaunceyChauncey Smith SmithChauncey Smith Clerk