Anson and Michael, persons of color, by and through their next friend, William Clark v. Elijah Mitchel
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By the HabeasCorpus act
The State of MissouriMissouri

To GeorgeGeorge Hammond HammondGeorge Hammond Esq Greeting

you are hereby commanded that the body of MichaelMichael
a person of colour who has been permitted to sue for his
freedom in your custody (as is said) detained under
safe and secure conduct, together with the day
and cause of his & detainer by whatsover
name he may be called you have before
the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for St Louis County
on the 30th day of May - 1832 at the court
house - in the county of StSt Louis LouisSt Louis
then & there to do submit to and receive what
soever shall be concluded in that behalf

Witness WilliamWilliam CCarrCarr Judge
of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of the
state of MissouriMissouri - This 25th may 1832

WillWill CCarrCarr