State of Missouri vs. John, a slave the property of James Moore
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,

To The Sheriff Of Saint LouisSt Louis County--Greeting:

You are herby commanded to summon Jacques Martin-John GrahamJohn Graham
and HenryHenry a slave of Gov. Wim. Clark-

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 twelfth day of January instant, 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 the State of MissouriMissouri - is plaintiff,
and The state of MissouriMissouri isJohn a Slave - is - defendant,
on the part of the State ;and have you then there this writ.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this Eighth - day ofJanuary in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.