Marie, a mulatto girl v. Auguste Chouteau
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Territory of MissouriMissouri, Northern Circuit, ss.

The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau
& Francois ValoisFrancois Valois Greeting

You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you
& each of you personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court
of our territory 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 ninth day of Aprilnext being thesixth day
of theApril term of our said court, to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case
then and there to be tried, and wherein MarieMarie a free girl is
plaintiff and AugusteAuguste P ChouteauPierre Chouteau is
defendant on the part of the saiddefendant
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 Beat
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this seventh day ofMarch in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of our independence the forty fourth