State Of MissouriMissouri,
County Of St.LouisSt Louis, Sct.
To Any Judge Or Juctice Of The Peace Of the State of VirginiaState of Virginia
We, reposing special truth 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 or Garland RuckerGarland Rucker 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 Maria WhitenMaria Whiten is plaintiff and Garland RuckerGarland Rucker
is defendant, on the part of the said defendant, and having reduce 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 CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.
the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, this Fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentyThirty
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.