County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
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 29th May 1843
at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, then and there to
testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy now pending in our said Court,
wherein CelesteCeleste a free woman of color
plaintiff and AlexAlex Papin PapinAlex Papin is
defendant on the part of deft
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three
Jn RulandJohn RulandClerk C.C.