County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of the State of MarylandMaryland ....Greeting.
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 Nicholas JonesNicholas Jones or John H GayJohn H Gay and & J W
Honey their attorney or agent and him, her or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath (to be by you adminidtered) 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 Nicholas JonesNicholas Jones is plaintiff and John H. Gay &
JohnJohn W WJohn W Honey an defendant on the part of the said plantiff and having reduced the said depositions
so taken by you as aforesaid into writing, you are required to send the same, together with this commision enclosed under your
seal, to our said circuit court, with all convenient speed.
of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 18th day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.