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 CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon John Steel, Abner MartinAbner Martin &
John HartJohn Hart
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the second day ofJanuarynext at the City of St. 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 RalphRalph (a man of color) is plaintiff and
Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan is defendant on the
part of the Plaintiff; and have you then there this writ,

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Witness,Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the
City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, this second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.