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 (bricklayer)
David B Watterman
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 7th day of May 1845
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 NegroWoman 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, 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 2nd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk, C. C.