Lewis, a man of color vs. James Newton and Jacob Cooper
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.

You are hereby commanded to summon
JacobJacob Cooper, PeterPeter E. Blow, & Horatio N. Cross,
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
29th day of Marchinst.
at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to Testify
and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
Louis (a man of Color)
is plaintiff and JamesJames Newton
is defendant on the part of
plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this
22nd, day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtysix.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.