State of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
To the Sheriff of
You are hereby commanded to summon Alexis TibeauAlexis Tibeau and
MarieMarie Constant Lalaude
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our
circuit court, on the seventeenth day of May 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
MarieMarie a free mulatto girl isplaintiff,
andAuguste ChouteauAugust Chouteau defendant on the part
of the plaintiff and have you then there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this 15 day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred twenty one
A GambleArchibald GambleClerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.