Richard Thompson, a man of colour v. James E. Blount and Leakin Baker
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Sct

The State of MissouriMissouri

To the sheriff of the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis greeting:

We command you to
seize Richard TompsonRichard Tompson (a man of color) where=
ver he may be found and bring him be=
fore the Honorable LukeLuke E Lawless ELuke E Lawless .LawlessLuke E Lawless Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the county of
St LouisSt Louis at the Courthouse in the City ofCity of St Louis
St LouisCity of St Louis on the fourth day of Febuary 1841 at 10 o'clock a.m then and there
to abide the decision of said judge on a
certain petition of the said Tompson this
day filed, and that you summon James
E. Blount and LeakinLeakin Baker BakerLeakin Baker , or any other
person whatever in whose possession he may
he found, to appear before the said Judge
at the same time, then and there to abide
such decision as the said court may make.

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 3rd day of February 1841

Jn RulandJohn Ruland Clk