State of Missouri vs. Ben, a slave of William Clark
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County,

We command you to attach ClaraClara (a slave of Daniel BisellDaniel Bissell ) by her body, and her safely keep, so that you her
body before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
within and for the country of St. LouisSt Louis, on theforthwithday of 18,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between The State of MissouriMissouri plaintiff, and Ben defendant, wherein the said ClaraClara
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of the said State

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 29 day of March 1831

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk