County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you to attach Alfred MAlfred M Rucker . RuckerAlfred M Rucker
by his body and him safely keep, so that you have his body
before the Judge of our Circuit CourtCircuit Court , now in session at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, within and for
the County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, on theforthwith 1844 then
and there to testify, and the truth to say in a certain matter of controversy, now pending in
our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , between [ Lewis ScottLewis ]ScottLewis Scott
plaintiff, and William BurdWilliam Burd defendant wherein
the said Alfred MAlfred M Rucker . RuckerAlfred M Rucker has heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said , plaintiff Deft
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 16th day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty
John RulandJohn RulandClerk, C.C.