County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To Any Judge Or Justice Of The Peace Of the State of 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 Maria WhitenMaria Whiten a woman of Color or Garland RuckerGarland Rucker
their attorney or agent, and him, her or [ hem ] 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 Maria WhitenMaria Whiten is plaintiff and Garland RuckerGarland Rucker
is defendant, on the part of the said plaintiff, and having reduced the said
deposition 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 Nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Thirty
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.