County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
To John WJohn W . BurdBurd
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 9th Jany 1844
at the city of St. LouisSt 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 Wm BurdWilliam Burd is
defendant on the part of defendant
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the city of St. LouisSt Louis,
this 8th day of Janry in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four
Jn RulandJohn RulandClerk, C.C.