Thomas L. Smith vs. Pierre Chouteau Jr.
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County Of St. LouisSt Louis, Sct.

State of MissouriMissouri,

To the Sheriff of St. Louis County,
-Greeting.

We command you to attach CharlesCharles Bent BentCharles Bent
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body before
the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session of the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis within and for the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,
forthwith188 then and there to tesify and the truth to say in a
certain matter of controversy, now pending in our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between Thomas L SmithThomas L Smith
plaintiff and PChouteau JrChouteau Jr
defendant wherein the said CharlesCharles Bent BentCharles Bent has
heretofore been summoned on the part of the said Defendant

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Witness, Archibald GambleArchibald Gamble , Clerk of our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , at
the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 11th day of Aprilin the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty five

A GambleArchibald Gamble

Clerk, C.C.