Territory Of MissouriMissouri, County Of St. LouisSt Louis, sct.
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to the Sheriff of said county
You are hereby commanded to summon Louis Bison
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper
person before the judge of our circuit court on thehow forthwithday of
at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of
controversy now pending in our said court, wherein Auguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau of
GabrielGabriel is plaintiff and Antoine Delard defendant, on the
part of the defendant and have you then there this writ.
St. LouisSt Louis, this 21st day of Octoberin the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and of the Inde-
pendence of the United StatesUnited States, the 42nd
M Clerk of St. LSt Louis. C. C. By
A. J. McGirk