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

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 on the5th day of December 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 HorineHorine Black &MelodyMelody are
defendants, on the part of The Pltff
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 26th day of Nov in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk C.C.