Musa Benable Gazen vs. John H. Sparr, George Charles, Samual Hobart, and George H.C. Mellody
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The State of MissouriMissouri

Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Sheriff
of the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis
the judge of the eight judicial
Circuit of the State ofMissouri
MissouriMissouri being satisfied, that
Musa ben abel Gazena child
of Color is about to be removed
out of the jurisdiction of the
St. LouisSt Louis county circuit court
wherever he have have permitted
to due for his freedom, this is
therefore to commanded you so
seize the said Musa and bring
him before our said judge at
nine o'clock on Monday the
2nd day of May 1840
at goalin the city and County ofCounty of St Louis
St. LouisCounty of St Louis and to summon
person in where he
may be found to before
our said judge at the same
time and place and have you
then there this writ-In testimony
whereof witness the of our
judge at office this their
tenth day of April in the your
of our Lord eight
hundred and forty two
judge of the
judicial Circuit of the
State of MissouriMissouri