County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To [ BernhartBernhart ] Smelter
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 20th day of December
at 9 OClock A.M. 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 [ Lewis ScottLewis ]ScottLewis Scott is
plaintiff and Willliam BurdWillliam Burd is
defendant on the part of plaintiff
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 24th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
John. RulandClerk C.C.