County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To any Judge or Justice of the Peace of Greeting.
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 Marcelline VincentMarcelline Vincent an infant of color by CharlesCharles D St Vrain
D St VrainCharles D St Vrain her next friend or MarieMarie P. LeducP Leduc 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 said MarcellineMarcelline by her next
friend Charles D St. Vrain is plaintiff and MarieMarie P. LeducP Leduc is defendant on the part of theplaintiffand 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.
LouisCity of St Louis, this sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty- four. Clerk, C. C.