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

To Robert Mc OBlenis and JosephJoseph Neil NeilJoseph Neil
Greeting:

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 11th day of February 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 JohnJohn Howdershell [ John HowdershellHowdeshell ] is
defendant on the part of the 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 11th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C. C.