Lewis, a boy of color, by and through his next friend, Celeste v. John Stacker
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting.

You are herby commanded to summon FrancisFrancis Crosby
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 28th day of January1841 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,
wherein LewisLewis by next friend is
plaintiff and JohnJohn Stacker StackerJohn Stacker is
defendant, on the part of plaintiff and have you then there this writ.

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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 26 day of Jany in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and forty one

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.