County Of St,Louis,Sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,
To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of the State ofKentucky KentuckyKentucky
We, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do require
mand you that you cause to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by JamesJames Duncan
DuncanJames Duncan or VincentVincent (a man of color) their attorney
or agent,and him or them examine upon his, her or their corporeal oath (to be by you administered)
touching their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , for the county of St. LouisSt Louis wherein VincentVincent (a man of color)
is plaintiff and JamesJames Duncam is defendant on the part of the said
defendant and having reduced the said depositions so taken by you as aforesaid into writing,
you are required to send the same, together with this commission, enclosed under your seal, to our said Cir-
cuit Court, with all convenient speed.
at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, thisnineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.
ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.