COUNTY OF ST. LOUISLouis ,SCT.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To any Judge or Jusitce of the Peace of The State of MissouriMissouri
WE, reposing special trust and confidnece in you integrity and cirumspection, 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 or SamuelSamuel
J M KinneyM Kinney their attorney or agent, and him or them examine upon
his, her or their corporal oath (to be by you adminstered) touching 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 J M KinneyM Kinney is
defendant on the part of the Defendant and having so reduced the said depositions so taken by
you as aforesaid into writing, you are required to send the same, together with this commission, enclosed undre your seal, to our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.
LouisCity of St Louis, this twenty seventh day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty- four.
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.