Pierre, a man of color v. Gabrial Chouteau
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County- Greeting:

We command you to attach Michel MartiMichael Marli
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the
county of St. LouisSt Louis, on the 28th 1847 then
and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between PierrePierre (of color)
plaintiff, and Gabriel ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau defendant, wherein
the said witness has heretofore summoned
on the part of the said plff

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 27th day ofApril in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty seven

Jno RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.