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 Joseph CharlesCharles S Hempstead
S. HempsteadCharles S Hempstead Sr. John B. Perran
Mad [ Dube ] Ephriam Town & Mrs E Town
& Ephriam Town
that, setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 9th day of Decr, 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 Theotiste alias CaticheCatiche plaintiff,
and Pierre Chouteau JrPierre Chouteau Jr defendant,
on the part of the Pltf; and have you then there this writ.
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 8th day ofDecr in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight
A GambleArchibald GambleClerk C.C.