Samuel, a man of color vs. John Howdershell
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SamuelSamuel a man of color
vs
JohnJohn Howdershell [ John HowdershellHowdeshell ]

In St. Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court

SamuelSamuel the plaintiff in this suit being sworn
says that this appeal is not made forvexation
or delay but because the affiant believes that
he is[ agrieved ] by the judgment of the
court.

SamuelSamuel his mark

Sum to this
17 day of July 1845

JohnJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland Clerk