Aspasia, a woman of color v. Hardage Lane
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

You are hereby commanded to summon Lankin Deaner &
Francis CreelyFrancis Creely

that sitting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person
before he Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the first day of February 1841 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,
where AspasiaAspasia (a woman of color is
plaintiff and Hardage LaneHardage Lane is
defendant on the part of Plaintiffs
and have you then and 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 30th day of Jany in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one

In RulandRuland

Clerk, C.C.