CountyWhite County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To Any Judge Or Justice Of The Peace Of the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
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 VincentVincent or by James DuncanJames Duncan their
attorney or agent, and him, her or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be by you administered,) touch-
ing 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 James DuncanJames Duncan
is defendant, on the part of said plaintiff, and having reduced
depostion 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 CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this Tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentythirty
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.