Aspasia vs. Hardage Lane
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis.


The State of MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of the county of St. LouisSt Louis Greeting:

We command you to summon Hardage LaneHardage Lane , if he be found in your county, to appear before
our Honorable Circuit CourtCircuit Court on the first day of the next term thereof, to be begun and held at
the city of St. LouisSt Louis within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, on the second monday of July next
then and there to answer the, unto AspisaAspasia , a woman of colour, of a plea of trespass, for false
imprisonment, to the damage of said plaintiff 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 herto affixed this 24th June 1837.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk