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 Mr. Larkin DeaverLarkin Deaver
Greeting:â

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 Sixtenth day of November1841
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 (of Color) is
plaintiff and Alexander PapinAlexander Papin 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 St. LouisSt Louis,
this 15th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.