State of MissouriMissouri,
County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
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
and command you that you
cause to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by James DuncanJames Duncan or VincentVincent
otherwise Vincent DuncanVincent Duncan their
attorney or agent, and him, her or them examine upon his, her or their corporal 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 Duncan
DuncanJames Duncan 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 circuit court, with all convenient speed.
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty fifth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.