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 WilliamWilliam Hums
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the Fourth day of Augustinstant at the CityCity of St Louis
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy
now pending in our said Court, wherein VincentVincent a man of color is plaintiff,
and James DuncanJames Duncan is defendant, on the
part of the plaintiff; and have you then there this writ.
CourtCircuit Court , at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, this Secondday of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.
Archibale GambleClerk C.C.