County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, sct.
State Of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County-Greeting:
We command you to attach James DuncanJames Duncan & GeorgeGeorge W WGeorge W . West
by thin bod is and them safely keep, so that you have thin bod is
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,for forthwith16 January, 1842 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 Alsay (of color) is
plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam J. Randolph is defendant wherein
the said James DuncanJames Duncan & george W. West have heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said plaintiff
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 6th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk, C.C.