County of St LouisCounty of St Louis, ss.
The State Of MissouriMissouri,
To Francis Gleason & AlfredAlfred Sparks SparksAlfred Sparks
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 31st day of August 1842
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 JonathanJonathan (of Color) is
plaintiff and MarshallMarshall Brotherton BrothertonMarshall Brotherton is
defendant on the part of the plaintiff
and herein you are in no wise to fail.
the seal thereof hereto affixed, at office, in the City of StCity of St Louis.
LouisCity of St Louis, this 30th day of Augustin the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.
Jn. RulandJohn RulandClerk C.C.