Brunetta Barnes, an infant of color, by and through her 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 CountyâGreeting:

We command you to Summon BerryBerry Meachum 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 Monday
of November next, then and there to answer unto BrunettaBrunetta Barnes
BarnesBrunetta Barnes who sues by PeterPeter Charliville her next friend
of a plea of trespass& 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,
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this Thirty first day ofAugust in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk.