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

TO Samuel WilliSamuel Willi
GREETING:

You are hereby commnaded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit Court, of the 12th day of February 1849 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 person of Color is
plaintiff and Hiram CordellHiram Cordell is
defendant on the part of the defendant
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland WilsonWilson Primm, 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 day of
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-sixnine

John RulandJohn Ruland WilsonWilson Primm

CLERK, C.C.