Territory of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
The United StatesUnited States of AmericaAmerica,
To the Sheriff of StLouisSt Louis county... Greeting.
You are hereby commanded to summon Major MooreMoore
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and apear in proper person before the
Judge of our circuit court,on the day offorthwith at the town of St. LouisSt Louis,
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of [ cortroversy ] now pending in our said
court, wherein The United StatesUnited States are plaintiffs
and wuilliam [ Esdel ] defendant on the
part of the defendant and have you then and there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this fifteenth day of August 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.