Territory of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,
To the Sheriff of St. LouisSt Louis county...Greeting.
YOU are hereby commanded to summon PeterPeter
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our circuit court on the forthwithday of 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 The United StatesUnited States are plaintiffs
and James WattJames Watt defendant on the
part of the defendant and have you then there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this Sixteenth day of Augustin the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty
and of the Independence of the United Sates the forty fifth
A gambleClerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.