Mahala, a free woman of colo v. Martin Mitchell
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis Greeting

We command you to summon Martin MitchellMartin Mitchell that he be and
appear before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the next November Term
thereof to be held at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County ofCounty of Saint Louis
Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis on the fourth Monday of November next then and there
to answer unto MahalaMahala a free person of color by G. A. Bird her next
friend of a plea of trespass, assault and Battery and false imprisonment
by means of which premises said plaintiff says the is greatly injured
and hath sustained damages to five hundred dollars and have you
then there this writ

Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Circuit CourtCircuit Court at office this Twenty first day of July one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk