Martha Ann, a woman of colour v. Hiram Cordell
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To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGREETING:

We command you to attach William K. RuleWilliam K Rule , Martin ThomasMartin Thomas & CharlesCharles Loring
by their bodies and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for the
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on the 12th day of May 1847at 10 o'clock184 then
and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between Martha AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff, and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell defendant, wherein
the said witnesses have heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said plaintiff

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Witness, JOHN RULANDJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 11th day ofMay in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight

Jno RulandJohn Ruland CLERK, C. C.