County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To D. B. Waterman
HenryHenry BlackwellJames DuncanJames Duncan
You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the 21 October 1841
at the city of St. LouisSt Louis, then and there to
testify, and the truth to say, in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein RebeccaRebecca (a negro) is
plantiff and Black and MatlockMatlock are
defendant on the part of plff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
this 13 day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty one
John RulandJohn RulandClerk, C.C.