County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State of MissouriMissouri,
ToJohnJohn Reesby ReesbyJohn Reesby - Raplee
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 thirtieth day of August
next 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 Mary RobertsonMary Robertson (a woman of colour) is plaintiff andRingrose D. WatsonRingrose D Watson is
defendant on the part of the defendant
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 August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk, C.C.