Thomas Jefferson, a man of color v. George A. Calton and Jonathan B. Moulton
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louissct
the State ofMissouri MissouriMissouri

To the Sheriff of CountyCounty of St Louis ofCounty of St Louis
St LouisCounty of St Louis Greeting:

It appearing to the Honorable Circuit CourtCircuit Court John M KrumJohn M Krum , Judge of the St LouisCircuit Court CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court from affidavit filed that there is reason to suspect and believe that Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson , a
man of color, who has been allowed by the order of the
said Court to sue as a poor person to establish his right
to freedom, will be sent away in order to prevent his successful
prosecution of said suit, and thereby prevent his recovery of
his liberty. You are hereby commanded to seize the
said Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson wherever he may be found, and
bring him before me Honorable Judge of said Court at the Courthouse in the
CityCity of St Louis of St LouisCity of St Louis at nine O'clock A.M. on tomorrow
morning the [ thirtyeth ]April 1845, and also to summon
any person or persons in whose possession he may be
found in and particularly GeorgeGeorge A Colton A ColtonGeorge A Colton and JonathanJonathan B Moulton
B MoultonJonathan B Moulton to appear before our said Judge at the same
time and place, and have you then there this writ

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Witness JohnJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our
said Court with the seal thereof
hereto affixed at office in the CityCity of St Louis
of St LouisCity of St Louis this 29th day of April 1845


John RulandJohn Ruland Clk