Charles, a man of color v. Peter Verhager
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of the County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisGreeting:

We command you to attach PeterPeter Fonbonne
if he be found in your County, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the
Honorable Judge of the St. LouisSt Louis Court of Common Pleas, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, on the sixth
Inst then and there to testify and the truth to say, in a certain cause pending in said
Court, wherein CharlesCharles (a man of Colour is plaintiff and
PeterPeter VerhagenVerhagen is defendant; and, further, to answer
for a contempt by him committed in not attending said Court as witness, although regularly
summoned so to do on the part of the said plaintiff

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Witness, Joseph WJoseph W . WalshWalsh , Clerk of our said Court, with the seal
thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this
third day of May Inst in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two

J.W. WalshW Walsh Clerk.