County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St.Louis CountyâGreeting.
You are hereby commanded to summon John
that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, he be and appear in proper person
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 20th day ofJanuary 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 18th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four
A.GambleArchibald GambleClerk C.C.