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

State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:

We command you to attach MichelMichel Marle MarleMichel Marle , & Dr. Trudan
by thin bodies and then safely keep, so that you have thin bodies 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 21st of May, (forthwith) 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 Mary CharlotteMary Charlotte
plaintiff, and Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau defendant, wherein
the said Marlé & Trudean have 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 21st day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.