Celestine, a person of color v. Julia Dumont
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,

To MrsFrancois DeroinFrancis De Rouin
Greeting:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 11th day of June 1845.
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 [ CelesteCeleste ] a woman of color is
plaintiff and [ JulieJulie Dumond ] is
defendant on the part of defendant
and herein you are in no wise to fail

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, with
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 5th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five

Jn RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.