County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To The Sheriff Of S.LouisS Louis County--Greeting.
You are hereby commanded to summon Joseph. V.
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 Seventh day of Aprilnext, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
then and ther 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 ColemanColeman Duncan
DuncanColeman Duncan & James DuncanJames Duncan is defendant on the part of the plaintiff;
and have you then there this writ,
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, this Ninth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk C.C.