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

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to attach Madam DeroinDeroin
by her body and her safely keep, so that you have her 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 the 19th day of January 1846 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 CelestineCelestine of Color is
plaintiff, and MadamJuliaJulia Dumont DumontJulia Dumont is defendant wherein
the said Madam DeroinDeroin [ ha ] 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 19th day ofJanuary in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty 6

John RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.