County of St. LouisCounty of St Louis, Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To the Sheriff of St. Louis County- Greeting:
We command you to attach PierrePierre , Piant Jos PrecieMrFortaine
by their bodies and them safely keep, so that you have their bodies 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 first day of February 1849 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 PierrePierre (of color)
plaintiff, and Gabriel S. ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau defendant, wherein
the said Piante, Precie, Fortaine& Cuiguian have heretofore been summoned
on the part of the said plaintiff
CourtCircuit Court , at the City of St. LouisCity of St Louis, this 31st day ofJanuary in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty nine
WilsonWilson Primm,Clerk C.C.