Thomas Jefferson, a man of color v. Milton W. Hopkins, Doctor Samuel Prosser, and Charles Dexter
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting:

We command you to attach Wm CarrCarr Lane
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body
before the Judge of the St. LouisSt Louis Court of Common Pleas, now in session at the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on theForthwith
184 then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy,
now pending in said Court, between Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
plaintiff, and Milton W. HopkinsMilton W Hopkins defendant wherein
the said Wm CarrCarr Lane has heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said defendant.

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Witness, Nathaniel Paschall, Clerk of our said
Court, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 25th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four

N. Paschall

Clerk, C.C.P.