County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To Any Judge Or Justice Of The Peace Of the
state of KentuckyKentucky
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 RalphRalph a colored man-Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan or JamesJames Duncan
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 RalphRalph a colored man is plaintiff and Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan and
James DuncanJames Duncan are defendants, on the part of the said defendant, and having reduced 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 eighteenth day of June In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.