State Of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
To the Sheriff of St. LouisSt Louis county-Greeting.
You are hereby commanded to William SmithWilliam Smith
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our circuit
court forthwith, at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to testify
and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said court, wherein TempeTempe (a,
free, woman) is plaintiff,
and Risden HRisden H Price, is defendant on the part of
the plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, the tenth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred twenty one
A GambleArchibald Gamble ,Clerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.