County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To The Sheriff of St Louis County-Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to Summon WilliamWilliam McDowns
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay he be and appear in proper person before the Judge of
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on theforthwithday of at the city 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 MalindaMalinda a free girl plaintiff,
and Robert WilburnRobert Wilburn defendant,
on the part of the plaintiff and have you then there this writ.
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this tenth day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty four
A GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk, C. C.