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 James Rees
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 theforthwith
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 Louis ScottLouis Scott is
plaintiff and William BurdWilliam 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 StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 23 day of Mayin the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.