Samuel, a man of color vs. John Howdershell
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, SS.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To Robert McO'Blenis & JosephJoseph Neil NeilJoseph Neil

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 21st day of January 1845 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 SamuelSamuel (of Color) is
plaintiff and John [ Howdersell ] is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, with
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 18th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five.

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C. C.