County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis CountyâGreeting.
You are hereby commanded to summon John Steel, Abner
MartinAbner Martin &
John HartJohn Hart
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, they be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the second day ofJanuarynext at the City 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 RalphRalph (a man of color) is plaintiff and
Coleman DuncanColeman Duncan is defendant on the
part of the Plaintiff; and have you then there this writ,
City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, this second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk C.C.