Peter (a man of color) v. John Richardson
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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 JohnJohn Richardson RichardsonJohn Richardson 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. LouisSt Louis, within and for the county of St. LouisSt Louis on the third Monday
of november next, then and there to answer unto PeterPeter , a
colord man, of a plea of trespass of 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. LouisCity of St Louis, this 28th day of October in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and forty one.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk.