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 summon
JosephJoseph and MargaretMargaret
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our circuit court forthwithat 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
woman of color is Plaintiff,
and AugusteAuguste P ChouteauPierre Chouteau defendant on the part of
the pltff and have you then and there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred& 21
A GambleArchibald GambleClerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.