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 WilliamWilliam Can LaneLane
Greeting:â

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 1844 then and there to testify and the truth to say
in a certain cause pending in said court, wherein ThomasThomas Jefferson JeffersonThomas Jefferson is
plaintiff and Milton W. HopkinsMilton W Hopkins is defendant
on the part of the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, Nathaniel Paschall, Clerk of our said Court, with the seal thereof
hereto affixed, at office, in the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 24th day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-four.

N. Paschall

Clerk.