COUNTY OF ST.LOUISLouis , SCT.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of the State of IllinoisIllinois ---GREETING.
WE, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do require and com-
mand you that you cause to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by SamuelSamuel
MKinney- or JuliaJulia (a woman of Color) - their ___________ attorney
or agent, and him or them examine upon his, her or their corporeal oath (to be by you administered)
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 MKinney ------------ is defendant on the part of the said
defendant - and having reduced the said depositions so taken by you as aforesaid into writing,
you are required to send the same, together with this commission, enclosed under you seal, to our said Cir-
cuit Court, with all convenient speed.
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this fourth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty- one
Archibald GambleArchibald GambleClerk, C.C.