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

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County - Greeting


We command you to attach JosephJoseph C. Barlow
by his body and him 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 theforth with 185
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 Mary CharlotteMary Charlotte (of color)
plaintiff, and Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau
defendant, wherein the said Jn. C. Barlow
has heretofore been summoned on the part of
the said plaintiff

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Witness, Michael S. CerreMichael S Cerre , Clerk of said Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this thirteenthday of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three -

M. SM S Cerre . CerréM S Cerre

Clerk C.C.