Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To MichaelMichael Marli MarliMichael Marli (on the first
of color between second and
main streets)

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 27th day of April 1847at
9 o clock a.m. 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 PierrePierre (a man of color) is
plaintiff and Gabriel ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau is
defendant on the part of the Plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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 24th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty. seven

Jno RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.