Thomas Jefferson vs. Milton W. Hopkins
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To PeterPeter C. Havaka,
& J E. Tracy
Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the Twenty day of March
instant 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 Thomas, Jefferson, a man of Color is
plaintiff and Milton W. HopkinsMilton W Hopkins is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 >Twenty Third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.