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 John WJohn W . BurdBurd
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 9th Jany 1844
at the city of St. LouisSt 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 Wm BurdWilliam Burd is
defendant on the part of defendant
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. LouisSt Louis,
this 8th day of Janry in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.