Martha Ann, a woman of colour v. Hiram Cordell
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COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SS.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

TO
Sam Willi
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 5th day of Mayinst
at 9 o clock at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to
testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein Martha AnnMartha Ann , a woman of color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is defendant on the part of the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, JOHN RULANDJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court,
with the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 2 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.

John RulandJohn Ruland
CLERK, C. C.