Vica, a woman of color, by and through her next friend, Chesley Evans v. Samuel Hobart
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The state of MissouriMissouri

To Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Esquire
Sheriff of the county of St LouisSt Louis Greeting

It appearing to Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court
for the Eighth Judicial CircuitCircuit Court
of MissouriCircuit Court that VicaVica a female
of Color who hath been allowed
by the order of our said
Judge to sue as a poor person
to establish her right to freedom
is about to be removed out of the
Jurisdiction of our said Court
You are hereby Commanded to
seize the said VicaVica wherever she
may be found and bring her before
our said Judge at the Goal in
the city & county of St LouisSt Louis at nine
o'clock A.M. of tomorrow the
Twenty seventh day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty two and
summon any person in whose
possession she may be found and
especially one SamuelSamuel HobartHobart
to appear before our said Judge
at the same time & place & have you then there this writ, as
witness the hand of our said
Judge at ChambersChambers in the county
of St LouisSt Louis this Twenty Sixth day of April in the year aforesaid
Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy

Judge of the 8th Judicial
Circuit of the StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri.