Charles, a man of color v. Peter Verhager
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THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To the Constable of St. LouisSt Louis Township, in the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Greeting:

We command you to summon James FontbonneJames Fontbonne & John P. Fisher
that all excuses and delays being set aside they personally be and appear before the undersigned, a Justice
of the Peace within and for the County aforesaid, on the 31st day of Julyat ten o clock A. M. at his office, in the township of St. LouisSt Louis, to testify
on the trial of a case wherein CharlesCharles a man of Color is
plaintiff and Rev. PeterPeter VerhagenVerhagen is
defendant on the part of the
Plaintiff and of this they are not to fail at their peril; and have you
then there this writ.

Given under my hand. this 31th day of July A. D. 1840

Justice of the Peace.