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

ToMichael Fortain
Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear before
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county aforesaid,on the 22 of June 1848 at 9 o clock 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 (of color) is
plaintiff and Gabriel S ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau
defendant on the part of Plff
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 21st day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.