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, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To WmWilliam Lane John Hildreth CarrCarr LaneWilliam Lane John Hildreth ,
John HildrethWilliam Lane John Hildreth ,
MrsMahaliaMahalia Dresden
Mrs Frances Hubbard

You are hereby commanded, that, setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear before
our St. LouisSt Louis Court Of Common Pleas, at the City of St LouisCity of St Louis, on the 25th October
next then and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain cause pending
in our said court, wherein ThomasThomas Jefferson JeffersonThomas Jefferson is
plaintiff and Milton W. HopkinsMilton W Hopkins is defendant
on the part of defendant and herein you are in no wise to fail

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Witness, N. Paschall Joseph WJoseph W ., Clerk of our said Court, with the seal
thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this
22d day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four

JohnJohn Smith SmithJohn Smith Clerk
N. Paschall Clerk