Thadeus Alonzo, a boy of color v. John H. Sparr, Samuel Hobart, and George H.C. Mellody
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The State of MissouriMissouri to Marshall BrothertonMarshall Brotherton Esquire
Sheriff of the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
Greeting

The Judge of the Our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the
Eighth Judicial Circuit being satisfied that ThadeusThadeus Alonzo
AlonzoThadeus Alonzo a male child of color will be is about to be removed
from out of the Jurisdiction of the said court
in which he has been allowed to sue
for his freedom, This is therefore to command
you to take the said child wherever he may
be found and bring him before our said Judge
at three o'clock of the afternoon of this day
at gaol in the city & county of St. LouisSt Louis
and summon the persons in whose possession
he may be found, as also John HJohn H Sparr .
SparrJohn H Sparr , Lyman B. Shaw, George CharlesGeorge Charles and SamuelSamuel
HobartHobart , who are said to claim property in said
child to appear before our said Judge at
the same time and place - and have you then
there this writ - to witness the hand of our said Judge
at Chancery in the city and county of St LouisSt Louis this
twenty ninth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

Bryan MullanphyBryan Mullanphy Judge
of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit of MissouriCircuit Court

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