Celestine, a person of color v. Julia Dumont
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to Summon Madam JuliaJulia Dumont
DumontJulia Dumont , if she be found in your County,
that she 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
CelestineCelestine of color, of a plea of trespass in false imprisonment,
to the damage of said plaintiff one dollar
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 3rd day ofMay in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four.

John RulandJohn Ruland