Charles, a man of color v. Belina Christy and Melanie Christy
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To Dr. C. Tiffin, Joseph Basil
Jn Paca


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 fifth day of January 1842
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 CharlesCharles a man of Color is
plaintiff B. Christy is
defendant on the part of the 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. LouisSt Louis,
this 31st day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- one

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.