Archibald Barnes, an infant of color, by and through his next friend, Peter Charleville v. John Berry Meachum
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St.Louis County-Greeting:

We command you to Summon Berry MeachumBerry Meachum if 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 St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Mon-
day of November next, then and there to answer unto ArchibaldArchibald Barnes BarnesArchibald Barnes who sues by PeterPeter CharlevilleCharleville his next friend of a
plea of trespass and false imprisonment,
to the damage of said plaintiff of one thousand
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 Thirty first day ofAugust in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk