John vs. William Campbell
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,

To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of The State of IllinoisIllinois.

We, reposing special trust and confidence in your intergrity and circumpection, do require and command you that you cause
to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by John (a boy of color) or by WilliamWilliam Campbell
CampbellWilliam Campbell their attorney or agent, and him or them examine upon
his, her or their corporal 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 John is
plaintiff and William CampbellWilliam Campbell is
defendant on the part of the Plaintiff 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 under your seal, to our
said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this Ninth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two

Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble Clerk, C.C.