Aspasia vs. Hardage Lane
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.

The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To any Judge or Justice of the Peace or other judicial officers of the State ofIndiana IndianaIndiana
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 AspasiaAspasia , a Women of color, her
Attorney or Agent, and him or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be by
you administered,) now pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county of St. LouisSt Louis, wherein
AspasiaAspasia is plaintiff and HardageHardage Lane LaneHardage Lane , is
defendant on the part of the plaintiff and having so reduced
the said depositions so taken by you as aforesaid in writing, you are required to send the
same, together with this commission, enclosed under, your seal, to our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
with all convenient speed.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty ninethday of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty Seven.

Johan RulandRuland

Clerk C.C.