Tempe, a black woman v. Risden H. Price
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Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit,


The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to
JosephJoseph Cornelius CorneliusJoseph Cornelius , Greeting

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you
personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court
of our territory aforesaid at our said superior court on the, 24th instant,
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis
now in to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case
then and there to be tried, and wherein TempeTempe , is plaintiff
plaintiff and R H Price, is
defendant on the part of the said plaintiff
and from day to day until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the
said court without the leave thereof--and of this fail not at your peril and our sheriff of our coun-
ty of St. LouisSt Louis is hereby commanded, then and there to make return of this our writ
and certify to our said court how he executes the same.

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Witness the Honorable Silas BentSilas Bent , Esquire presiding judge of our said court this 27th day ofApril in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twen and of our independence the forty 4th