State of Missouri vs. Claiborne, a slave the property of William Clark
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
The State of MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of St Louis County Greeting

We Command you to take ClaiborneClaiborne (a slave) if he be found
in your County and bring him forthwith before over CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court now in jejoin at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis within and for
the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis then and there to answer to an Indict-
ment found against him for Larceny and have you then and
there this

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Witness Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk of our said
Court at Office this 5th Day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Eight

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk