Elsa Hicks, a mulatto girl v. S. Burrell and James Mitchell
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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 summonS BurrellS Burrell , and JamesJames Mitchell MitchellJames Mitchell , if they be found in your County that they 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 Elsa HicksElsa Hicks
of a plea of trespass for false imprisonment
to the damage of said plaintiff
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 third day ofFebruary in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty five.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk.