State of Missouri vs. John, a slave the property of James Moore
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of Saint LouisSt Louis County--Greeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon Sophia a negro
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, she be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on theforthwithday of at the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in
our said Court, wherein The state of MissouriMissouri is - plaintiff ,
and John (a slave) is - defendant ,
on the part of the defendant ; and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clark of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 28 day ofJuly in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.