Rebecca, a negro woman v. James Black, Thomas Horine, and George Mellody
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To Mr. WatermanWaterman & Mrs. WatermanWaterman 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 25th day of March AD 1844 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 RebeccaRebecca a negro Woman is
plaintiff and Black MelodyMelody & on other is
defendant on the part of the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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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 20th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four Clerk C.C.