Martha Ann, a woman of colour v. Hiram Cordell
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
THE STATE OF MISSOURIMissouri,

To William K. RuleWilliam K Rule CharlesCharles Loring
and Martin ThomasMartin Thomas
GREETING:

You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear before
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court for the County aforesaid, on the 14th June 1848
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 MarthaMartha Ann AnnMartha Ann is
plaintiff and CordellCordell is
defendant on the part of 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 7th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- Eight

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland Clerk C. C.