Jack, a man of color v. Absalom Link
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Ss
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of the County of S LouisCounty of S Louis greeting

We Command you to Summon AbsalomAbsalom Link LinkAbsalom Link is he be
found in your County. that he be and appear before the Judge of
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court on the first day of the next term thereof
to be held at the City of S LouisS Louis within and for the County
aforesaid on the Second monday of November next
then and there to answer unto JackJack a man of Color, of a
plea of trespass for freedom to the damage of said plaintiff of one
dollar, and have you then there this writ

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Witness John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of
our said Court and the Seal thereof
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hereto affixed at office in the City ofCity of St Louis
St LouisCity of St Louis this eighteenth day of July eighteen hundred and thirty Seven
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Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clerk