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

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County- Greeting:

We command you to attach [ BernhartBernhart ] Smelter
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for
the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the tenth day of January at 9 OClock A.M. 1844 then
and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between [ Lewis ScottLewis ]ScottLewis Scott is
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam Burd BurdWilliam Burd is defendant wherein
the said [ BernhartBernhart Smelter ] has heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said plaintiff

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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 ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.