State of Missouri vs. Ben, a slave of William Clark
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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 hereby commanded to summon Jonas Redman a man
of color David O'Fallon a man of
color. Rachall a woman of color
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 day offorthwith at the City ofCity of St Louis
St. LouisCity of St Louis, the and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now
pending our said Court, wherein the state is plaintiff,
and BenjaminBenjamin a slave defendant, on the
part of the Defendant 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 27th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk C.C.