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 FrancoisFrancois


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 10th day of October 1853 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 MaryMary Charlotte CharlotteMary Charlotte is
plaintiff and Gabriel S ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau is
defendant on the part of defendant
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 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty One- three

M. SM S Cerre . CerréM S Cerre

Clerk C.C.