Thomas Jefferson, a man of color v. Milton W. Hopkins, Doctor Samuel Prosser, and Charles Dexter
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by his Attorneys comes and defends the wrong & injury
when &c & says he is not guilty of the said supposed
grievances above laid to his charge or any part thereof
in manner & form as the plaintiff hath above thereof
complained against & of this the Defendant puts
himself upon the County &c DrakeDrake & Rannells Attys
for Deft. And upon the Twenty seventh day of May eighteen hundred and forty four the following
proceedings were had to wit ThomasThomas Jefferson JeffersonThomas Jefferson
vsMilton WMilton W Hopkins . HopkinsMilton W Hopkins Trespass The Judge of this
Court having heretofor acted as Counsel in this
cause it is ordered that the venue thereof be changed
to the St LouisSt Louis Court of Common Pleas and that
the Clerk of this Court make out a full true and
complete Transcript of the record and proceedings
in this cause and transmit the same, duly
certified, together with all original papers filed
in the cause and not forming part of the record
thereof to the Clerk of said Court of Common pleas

State of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis
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I John RulandJohn Ruland Clerk of the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court within and for the
County aforesaid Certify the foregoing to be a full
true and complete transcript of the record and
proceedings in the case of ThomasThomas Jefferson JeffersonThomas Jefferson vsMiltonMilton W Hopkins
WMilton W Hopkins . HopkinsMilton W Hopkins as the same remains of record and
on file in my office.

In testimony whereof I have hereto
set my hand and affixed the
seal of said Court at office in
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis this fifth day of July 1844.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk