State Of MissouriMissouri,
County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
To the Sheriff of St. LouisSt Louis countyGreeting.
You are hereby commanded to summon Joseph PerkinsJoseph Perkins John SimondsJohn Simonds Jr jr
C. CurtisCurtis John BackusJohn Backus
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay they be and appear in proper person before the Judge of our circuit
court on 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 StateMissouri
of MissouriMissouri is plaintiff, and James WattJames Watt is defendant on the part of
the plaintiff and have you then and there this writ.
the town of St. LouisSt Louis, this 18th day of Decr in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & twentyday of
A GambleArchibald GambleClerk, St. LSt Louis. C.C.