The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to HenryHenry J Peyer â JoshuaJoshua Barton ,BartonJoshua Barton Greeting.
You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you and each of you
personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court of our terri-
tory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis, on the twenty third day of September next, being the fourth day of the September term of our said court,
to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case then and there to be tried, and wherein Labour
a BlackmanBlackman who sues for his freedom plaintiff and RisdonRisdon H
HRisdon H , Price defendant on the part of the
said plaintiff and from day to day
until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the said court without the leave thereof-and
of this fail not at your peril, and our sheriff of our county of St LouisSt Louis is hereby
commanded then and there to make return of this our writ and certify to our said court how he
executes the same.
Esquire presiding judge of our said court this fifteenth day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of our independence the forty fourth