County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To [ BernhartBernhart ] Smelter
Richard S. TildenRichard S Tilden
You are hereby commanded, that setting aside all manner of excuse and delay, you appear
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the8th of January
at 9 OClock 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 ]
plaintiff and William BurdWilliam Burd is
defendant on the part of the plaintiff
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 second day of Januaryin the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty four
John RulandJohn RulandClerk C.C.