Territory Of MissouriMissouri,
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica to WilliamWilliam Smith
SmithWilliam Smith and AlexanderAlexander Nash NashAlexander Nash , Greeting.
You are summoned that all excuses and delays being set aside you
personally be and appear before the judges of the superior court
of our territory aforesaid at our said superior court
to be held in and for the northern circuit at the town of St. LouisSt Louis
forthwith, court, to testify and the truth to tell in a certain case
then and there to be tried, and wherein LabonLabon a BlackmanBlackman
plaintiff and RisdonRisdon H HRisdon H , Price
defendant on the part of the said defendant
and from day to day until duly discharged by the court, and not depart the
said court without the leave thereofâand of this fail not at your peril and our sheriff of our coun-
ty 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 twenty second day ofSeptember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and of our independence the forty fourth