Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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M. Barlow will please not to fail to he present
tomorrow, as this case is now pending .

County Of St. LouisSt Louis, ss.

The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To JosephJoseph C. Barlow.


You are hereby Commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you
appear before our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County aforesaid, on the Thirteenth day of October 1853at 9 A.M. 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 Mary CharlotteMary Charlotte (of color) is
plaintiff and Gabriel ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau is
defendant on the part of the defen Plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, Michael S. CerreMichael S Cerre , Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three -

M JCerre

Clerk C.C.