Louis Scott, a man of colour v. William Burd
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.

The State of MissouriMissouri,

To BernardBernard Smelter

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 thirtieth day of October
next 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 [ Lewis ScottLewis ]ScottLewis Scott is
plaintiff and Willliam BurdWillliam Burd is
defendant on the part of 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. LouisCity of St Louis,
this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.