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

To Mr WatermanWaterman Mrs Watermann also the
Brother of Mr WatermanWaterman Greeting:â

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before our St. LouisSt Louis Court of Commom Pleas the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, on the 16 day of December 1844 then and there to testify and the truth to say
in a certain cause pending in said court, wherein RebeccaRebecca a negro woman
is plaintiff and HorineHorine Black & MelodyMelody are defendants
on the part of the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, Nathaniel PaschallJohn RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, with the seal thereof
hereto affixed, at office, in the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 19th day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-four

John RulandJohn Ruland