County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To The Sheriff Of Saint LouisSt Louis County--Greeting.
You are hereby commanded to summon Sophia a negro
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, she be and appear in proper person before the Judge
of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on theforthwithday of at the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St 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 state of MissouriMissouri is - plaintiff ,
and John (a slave) is - defendant ,
on the part of the defendant ; and have you then there this writ.
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 28 day ofJuly in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk C.C.