Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, ss.

The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To Aug. Dufresne


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 forthwith
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 is
plaintiff and G. S. ChouteauS Chouteau is
defendant on the part of 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 12day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty - three

M S Cerré

Clerk C.C.