Nathan Cole, a person of color v. Elijah Mitchel
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"By the HabeasCorpusAct"
The state of MissouriMissouri

To GeorgeGeorge Hammond HammondGeorge Hammond Esquire Greeting

You are hereby commanded, that the body of
NathanNathan a person of color 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 captor and
detainer, by whatever name he may be called
you have before the Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the
county of St LouisSt Louis
on the 30th day of May 1832. at
the court house - in the county of St LouisSt Louis
then & there to do submit to and receive whatso
ever shall be considered in that behalf

Witness WilliamWilliam CCarrCarr Judge of
the third Judicial Circuit of the
state of MissouriMissouri this 26th day of May 1832

WillWill :C.CarrCarr