Michel Paul, a man of color v. Gabriel Paul
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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 PaulGabriel Paul
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 April next, then and there to answer unto
Michel PaulMichel Paul of a plea of trespass in the case

to the damage of said plaintiff six hundred
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 twenty fifth day ofMarch in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk.