Countyof Saint LouisSt Louis, Sct.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To any Judge or Justice of the Peace or other Judicial officer of the State of LouisianaLouisiana
We, reposing special trust and cofidence in your integrity and circumspection, do authorize and require you that
you cause to come before you such person or persons as shall be named to you by JohnJohn N Lavillebeuvre NJohn N Lavillebeuvre .. LavillebeuvreJohn N Lavillebeuvre
& William D. WaltonWilliam D Walton , their
Attorney or Agent, and him or them ezamine 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. LouisCounty of St Louis, wherein said Lavillebeuvre & Walton
are plaintiffs and PeterPeter Powell Powell & Joseph
PowellPeter Powell are defendants on the part of the plaintiffs and having
so reduced the said depositions so taken by you as aforesaid into writing, you are required to send the same, to-
gether with this commission, enclosed under your seal, to our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.
City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 19th day of Febraury in the year of our Lord one thousand eighty hundred and thirty-six.
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk C.C.