COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis , SCT.
State of MissouriMissouri,
TO ANY JUDGE OR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE OF IllinoisIllinois
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 JuliaJulia (a woman of color) SamuelSamuel MKinney
their attorney or agent, and him, her or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be by you administerred,) 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 JuliaJulia (a woman of color) is plaintiff and SamuelSamuel MKinney
is defendant, on the part of the said plaintiff, and having reduced the said
depositions 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 Third day of June In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentythirty one
ArchibaldArchibald Gamble GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.