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
FrancisFrancis [ Krely ]
Greeting:

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
twenty ninth day of May 1843
at 10 o clk. A. M. at the City of St. LouisCity of St 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
the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, with
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this
twenty fifth day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three

J. RulandJ Ruland
Clerk C.C.