Lewis, a man of color vs. James Newton and Jacob Cooper
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County Of Saint LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of the State of KentuckyKentucky
Greeting:

We, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do authorize and require you that
you cause to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by
Louis (a man of Color)
or by JamesJames Newton or JacobJacob Cooper his or their

Attorney or Agent, and him or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be by you administered,)
touching their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, wherein
Louis (a man of Color) is
plaintiff and
JamesJames Newton and JacobJacob Cooper
are defendants on the part of the
plaintiff and having
so reduced the said depositions so taken by you as aforesaid into writing, you are required to send the same, to-
gether with this commission, enclosed under your seal, to our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.

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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
Twelfth day ofOctober in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk C. C.