Territory of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,
To the Sheriff ofRobert PrestonRobert Preston county ... Greeting.
You are hereby commanded
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay you be and appear in proper person before the
Judge of our circuit courton theforthwithday 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 plaintiff
and Wm EasdaleWilliam Easdale defendant on the
part of the Plaintiffs and have you then there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this 14th day of augt in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of the Independence of the United StatesUnited States the forty fifth
A GambleArchibald GambleClerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.