Jack v. Barnabas Harris
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Territory, of S LouisS Louis,
County of MissouriMissouri,

United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the
any Judge or Justice, of the peace
of the StateKentucky, ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky,

We reposing special trust, and confidence in your
integrity and circumspection, do request and command you that you cause to come, before you such, person as
shall be, named to you by Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris ,
and them Examine, upon corporal oaths, to be,
by you administered, touching their, Knowledge
of any thing that may relate, to a controversy, now pending, in our CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court
for the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis aforesaid between,JackJack
a free, black man plaintiff, and Barnabas HarrisBarnabas Harris , Defendant on the part, of the Defendent
and having reduceed the disposition, so taken by you as aforesaid, to writing, you send the same
with your hand and seal
to our CircuitCircuit Court ,CourtCircuit Court aforesaid with all convenience & speed,

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , clerk of
our, said Court at the town, of S LouisS Louis,Nineteenth day of October in the year, of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and
of the American Independence the forty third,