Aspian, a woman of color v. Barry Meachum
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The State of MissouriMissouri
County of S LouisCounty of S Louis. Ss:

To the Sheriff of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis= Greeting:

We command you to summon Joseph RosateJoseph Rosati , if he be formed in your
county, that he be and appear before the Honorable Judge of our CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court on the first day of the next term thereof, to be begun and held at the
city of S LouisS Louis within and for the county aforesaid, on the second monday of march next, then & there to answer unto AspisaAspasia , a woman of color of
a plea of trespass for false imprisonment, wherefore the said AspisaAspasia
saith she hath sustained damage to the amount of three hundred dollars
-and have you then there this writ.

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said court
with the seal thereof hereto affixed at office in
the city of St. LouisSt Louis this ninthday of January eighteen hundred and thirty seven.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk


J.D.Johnston D.C.