William Stubs, a man of color v. William Bard
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Ss
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of the county of St LouisSt Louis
Greeting:

We command you to summon William BurdWilliam Burd , 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 aforesaid on the second Monday of July next
then and there to answer unto William StubsWilliam Stubs of a plea of trespass on the case, to the damage of
said plaintiff of one thousand dollars, and have you then there this writ.

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 seventh day of June eighteen hundred and thirty seven

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk