Ben, a man of color v. Thomas I. White and William D. Woods
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County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louis

ss.

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of the county of Saint LouisSt Louis.
Greeting

We command you to summon ThomasThomas Of WhiteWhite and
Williams L Woods. that they be and appear before the Judge of our CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court at the next term thereof to be held at the city of
St.LouisSt Louis within and for the County of Saint LouisCounty of Saint Louisfor
the second monday of march next then and
there to answer unto Ben a man of colour of a plea trespass
false imprisonment to the damage of the said plaintiff
of one Hundred Dollars and have you then there
this writ.

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court at
office this nineteenth day of January AD 1836

Jn.RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk