Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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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 Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau , 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. LouisSt Louis, on the third Monday
of November next, then and there to answer unto MaryMary Charlotte CharlotteMary Charlotte
of a plea of trespass
to the damage of said plaintiff
dollars: And have you then there theis 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 1st day of May in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty three

Jno. RulandJohn Ruland

I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accure in the above cause.
Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this day of 184
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