Ralph, a man of colour v. James Coleman and Duncan Coleman
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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 JohnJohn Steele SteeleJohn Steele
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his
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 county of St. LouisSt Louison 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 RalphRalph plaintiff, and ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan defendant, wherein the said JohnJohn Steele SteeleJohn Steele
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of of the said plaintiff

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Court, at the
City of St LouisCity of St Louis, this 2nd of Dec- 1831.

A GambleArchibald Gamble Clk