State of MissouriMissouri,
County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of the
State of KentuckyKentucky
We reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and
circumspection, do require and command you that you
cause to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by Stephen SmithStephen Smith his
attorney or agent, and him, her or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath (to be by you administered) touching
their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the
county of St. LouisSt Louis, wherein MillyMilly is plaintiff and Stephen SmithStephen Smith
is defendant on the part of the said defendant and having reduced the said depositions
so taken by you as aforesaid into writing, you are required to send the same, together with this commission enclosed under your
seal, to our said circuit court, with all convenient speed.
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this Twentieth day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty Seven
Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk, C.C.St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court
July Term 1827