County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To James FontbonneJames Fontbonne
You are hereby commanded, that, setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear before our
St. LouisSt Louis Court of Common Pleas, at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, on the17th day of February 1842. then and there to testify and the truth to say in a certain cause pending in said court, wherein
CharlesCharles (a man of color) is plaintiff and
PeterPeter [ Verhaegen ] is defendant on the part of the
plaintiff and herein you are in no wise to fail.
thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this
11th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- two
J. W. WalshW Walsh Clerk.