Charles, a man of color, vs. Belina Christy
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, SS.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of the County of St. LouisCounty of St LouisGreeting:

We command you to attach Dr Clayton TiffinClayton Tiffin and John
Paron (alias Para)
if they be found in your County, and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies before the
Honorable Judge of the St. LouisSt Louis Court of Common Pleas, at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, forthwith
then and there to testify and the truth to say, in a certain cause pending in said
Court, wherein CharlesCharles a man of Color is plaintiff and
BelinaBelina Christy ChristyBelina Christy is defendant ; and, further, to answer
for a contempt by him committed in not attending said Court, as witness , although regularly
summoned so to do on the part of the said plaintiff

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Witness, Joseph WJoseph W . WalshWalsh , Clerk of our said Court, with the seal
thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this
twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

Jm. WalshWalsh Clerk.