Celeste, a woman of color v. Alexander Papin
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,

To Lankin Deaver, Francis CreelyFrancis Creely

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 7th day of April 1841
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 CelesteCeleste (a woman of Color) is
plaintiff and Alexander PapinAlexander Papin is
defendant on the part of
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 St. LouisSt Louis,
this 6 day of Apl in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one

M. Ruland

Clerk, C.C.