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

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to attach David P Waterman
by taking his body and his safely keep, so that you have his body before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the 7th day of May 3 Oclock P.M 1845 then
and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between RebeccaRebecca a Negrowoman is
plaintiff, and HorineHorine Black & MelodyMelody are defendants wherein
the said David P Black has heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said Plaintiff

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 7th day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.