Daniel v. John Whitesides
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Territory of MissouriMissouri,
Northern Circuit.


The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to IsaacIsaac
Coleau 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 terri-
tory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, on the twenty eight
day of April being fifth day of the april term of our said court,
to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case then and there to be tried, and wherein DanielDaniel
a freeman of colour is plaintiff and JohnJohn Whitesides
WhitesidesJohn Whitesides is defendant on the part of the
said defendant and from day to day
until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the said court without the leave therof-and
of this fail not at your peril, and our sheriff of our county 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 twenty fifth day ofApril in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of our independence the forty fourth