Louis Scott, a man of colour v. William Burd
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County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.

The State of MissouriMissouri,

To BernardBernard Smelter
Greeting:-

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 sixth day of January 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 Louis ScottLouis Scott is
plaintiff and Willliam BurdWillliam Burd is
defendant on the part of Plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.

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Witness, John RulandJohn Ruland , Clerk of our said Court, with the
seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis,
this sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

Jn. RulandJohn Ruland

Clerk, C.C.