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 Rhoda (slave of
Daniel BissellDaniel Bissell ) and John (a slave of Buseron's Estate) that
setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 24th day of MarchInstant at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. 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 Ben(a slave) is defendant, on the
part of the state; and have you then there this writ.
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk C.C.