County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To The Sheriff Of St. Louis County.
We command you to attach David EDavid E Cuyler
by his[ bod ], and him safely keep, so that you have his
body before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for
the county of St. LouisSt Louison thefourthwithday of 18
then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between VincentVincent is plaintiff, and James DuncanJames Duncan
is defendant, wherein the said DavidDavid E EDavid E Cuyler
has heretofore been summoned, on the part of the said plaintiff
city of St. LouisSt Louis, this12th day of August 1831
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk