Elsa Hicks, a mulatto girl v. Patrick J. McSherry
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Ss.

The State of MissouriMissouri


To the Sheriff of St. Louis County, Greeting:

We command you To Summon PatrickPatrick S. Mc
Sherry 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. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the third Mon-day of November next, then and there to answer unto Elsa HicksElsa Hicks
of her petition for freedom this day filed
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 Twenty Ninth day ofOctober in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-seven

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland