County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis,
State of MissouriMissouri, sct.
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County- Greeting:
We command you to attach ElijahElijah HaydenHayden
by his body and 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 the 31 day of August 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 Mary RobertsonMary Robertson
plaintiff, and RingroseRingrose D Watson DRingrose D Watson WatsonRingrose D Watson defendant wherein
the said ElijahElijah HaydenHayden has heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said Mary RobertsonMary Robertson
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this day of
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty
Jn RulandJohn RulandClerk, C.C.